ASP.NET Introduction

This section contains topics that provide an overview of what ASP.NET is, how ASP.NET 2.0 differs from earlier versions, and what you need in order to be able to create and run ASP.NET Web applications.

In This Section

  • ASP.NET Overview
    Provides an introduction to what ASP.NET is and to its major features.
  • What's New in ASP.NET
    Lists improvements and changes that have been made from earlier versions of ASP.NET.
  • ASP.NET Development Requirements
    Provides general information about the software you need (such as the .NET Framework, a database, and an e-mail server) to create and run ASP.NET Web applications.
  • ASP.NET Web Applications
    Provides information on how to create, customize, and manage an ASP.NET Web application (sometimes referred to as a Web site).
  • ASP.NET Web Pages
    Provides information about how ASP.NET Web pages function and how to create and program them.
  • ASP.NET Web Server Controls
    Provides information about how ASP.NET Web server controls work, how to add them to ASP.NET pages, and how to program them.
  • ASP.NET Web Site Security
    Provides information on security threats to your ASP.NET applications, ways in which to mitigate threats, and ways to authenticate and authorize users.
  • ASP.NET Performance
    Provides information on best practices for creating high-performance ASP.NET Web applications, on monitoring performance, and on using caching to increase application throughput.
  • ASP.NET Deployment
    Provides information on precompiling a Web application and copying it from a development computer to a production Web server computer. Also includes information on running ASP.NET applications with specific versions of the .NET Framework.
  • ASP.NET Troubleshooting and Debugging
    Provides information on handling errors, debugging ASP.NET pages, viewing trace information during page processing, and monitoring the health of your application.
  • Migrating to ASP.NET
    Provides information on migrating to ASP.NET 2.0 from previous versions of ASP.NET and from ASP.
  • ASP.NET for Mobile Devices
    Provides information on features in ASP.NET that help you create applications that can render to browsers in mobile phones and other devices.