BotDetect ASP.NET WebForms CAPTCHA Integration Quickstart

1. Add a Reference to BotDetect

The BotDetect.dll assemby is included in the BotDetect installation.

2. Show a Captcha Challenge on the Form

On the ASP.NET form you want to protect against bots, add:
<%@ Register Assembly="BotDetect" Namespace="BotDetect.Web.UI" 
  TagPrefix="BotDetect" %> 
<BotDetect:WebFormsCaptcha ID="ExampleCaptcha" runat="server" 
	UserInputControlID="CaptchaCodeTextBox" /> 
<asp:TextBox ID="CaptchaCodeTextBox" runat="server" /> 

3. Check User Input During Form Submission

When the form is submitted, the Captcha validation result must be checked:
if (IsPostBack) 
    // validate the Captcha to check we're not dealing with a bot 
    bool isHuman = ExampleCaptcha.Validate(CaptchaCodeTextBox.Text); 
    CaptchaCodeTextBox.Text = null; // clear previous user input 

    if (!isHuman) 
      // TODO: Captcha validation failed, show error message  
      // TODO: Captcha validation passed, proceed with protected action 

4. Configure Your ASP.NET Application

Update your application configuration (the web.config file):
    <!-- Register the HttpHandler used for BotDetect Captcha  
      requests --> 
    <add verb="GET" path="BotDetectCaptcha.ashx" 
      type="BotDetect.Web.CaptchaHandler, BotDetect"/> 
  <!-- Register a custom SessionIDManager for BotDetect Captcha  
    requests --> 
  <sessionState mode="InProc" cookieless="AutoDetect" timeout="20" 
    sessionIDManagerType="BotDetect.Web.CustomSessionIdManager, BotDetect"/> 
  <validation validateIntegratedModeConfiguration="false"/> 
    <!-- Register the HttpHandler used for BotDetect Captcha  
      requests (IIS 7.0+) --> 
    <remove name="BotDetectCaptchaHandler"/> 
    <add name="BotDetectCaptchaHandler" preCondition="integratedMode" 
      verb="GET" path="BotDetectCaptcha.ashx" 
      type="BotDetect.Web.CaptchaHandler, BotDetect"/> 

In-Depth ASP.NET WebForms CAPTCHA Instructions and Explanations

Detailed ASP.NET WebForms Captcha instructions and explanations can be found in the ASP.NET WebForms Captcha integration how to guide.

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