The sequence of methods and events that each Page, MasterPage, and Control processes during the ASP.Net life cycle has been a recurring topic in this blog:
- ASP.Net Page and Control Life Cycle
- ASP.Net Page_Load and Page_LoadComplete
- ASP.Net UserControl Life Cycle in DesignMode
Each time, I linked to some external charts displaying the sequence of events.
The existing charts (that I know of) also do not cover Nested MasterPages which have been introduced in VS 2008.
Time to create my own diagram, and here it is (right-click to save):