Ok it might be a little less than half side but it's near enough. I've been sitting on this for a while and needed to reference it for someone so I thought I'd post quickly about it. One of the most common complaints about .Net is that you have a lot of hidden "content" by the way of hidden inputs and the likes throughout your site. This can easily get corrupt on postback/slowdown the page load times etc.
Really you should be optimising each control on the page (enabling/disabling where relevant) but if you want to cheat (lets face it, we all do):
Incase you're interested in the source for it:
The best example of how much this reduces ViewState by is when you add a large DataGrid to your site.
Post files: PageStateAdapterv1.0.zip (3KB)
Update: Apologies to those of you who downloaded and found it wouldn't compile, the .browser file was a little off (missing the second "PageStateAdapter"). I've updated it and changed the zip file download. Enjoy!
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