Introducing Web Applications

C# Web applications are based on the ASP.NET protocol (ASP is Active Server Pages, Microsoft's software that runs on the server and lets you create HTML to send back to the browser). You don't have to know ASP in order to create Web applications, and that's the beauty here—C# and the IDE will handle the details for you. You might be creating an application on the Internet, but the development process feels just as though you're writing a Windows application. The IDE even uploads your code to the Web server. However, there are many differences between Windows and Web applications, and you'll get a good feel for those differences in this chapter as well.

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