Chapter 3. Creating Your First ASP.NET 2.0 Application
In This Chapter
Planning a Visual Studio project
Building a Web site from scratch
Using Solution Explorer, controls, properties, and titles
Coding and running your application
In this chapter, you get a crack at creating a simple, one-page Web application using Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition. We walk you through the entire process step-by-step, so you’ll get a good idea for how Visual Studio works and how ASP.NET applications are built.
Note that although this chapter uses a particular version of Visual Studio 2005 — the Standard Edition — to build a Web site, the procedure is nearly identical for other editions of Visual Studio. That includes Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition; you shouldn’t have any trouble adapting the information in this chapter to other versions of Visual Studio.
All code listings used in this book are available for download at www.dummies.com/go/aspnetaiofd.
Understanding Visual Studio Projects
Visual Studio organizes the files of an ASP.NET application by using logical containers called projects and solutions. Here’s a summary of the most important details you need to know concerning projects and solutions:
A project is a container that holds all files related to a single ASP.NET application — including the
.aspxfiles that define the application’s Web pages, the code-behind files that provide the ...