Visual Web Developer Starter Kits

The ASP.NET Starter Kits are sample ASP.NET applications that provide code to accomplish common Web-development tasks. Each sample is complete and documented so that you can use the code to quickly start your ASP.NET development projects. Some starter kits were created when Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 shipped. Through the support of the ASP.NET community, more samples have been added since then.


The ASP.NET Starter Kits are unsupported tools. As a result, Microsoft Product Support Services cannot answer questions about the Starter Kits. However, you can post questions about the starter kits on the ASP.NET forums Web site, where community members who have experience with the kits can help you.

Starter Kits

The following table lists some of the starter kits that are available from the ASP.NET Starter Kits for Visual Web Developer 2005 Web site.

Starter kit


Personal Web Site Starter Kit

Provides a typical personal site that includes a photo album, and static pages for a resume and links. You can select a white theme or a black theme.

Club Site Starter Kit

Provides a starting point for creating a Web site for your club or organization. Includes a news posting, a calendar, a member directory, and a photo album.

Time Tracker Starter Kit

Demonstrates how to build a line-of-business ASP.NET application that tracks the time that you spend working on projects. You can use this kit to create projects, create task categories, log completed work, and track time spent.

PayPal-enabled Ecommerce Starter Kit

Provides an extensible open-source Web application that makes it easy for you to set up and manage an e-commerce Web site.

Classifieds Web Site

Provides a complete, ready to run, fully customizable, Web site for listing and managing classified advertisements.

See Also


Types of Web Sites in Visual Web Developer

Other Resources

Creating ASP.NET Web Sites