Essential Development Tools

In this chapter, we will describe some of the essential tools and features for ASP.NET Framework application development. These tools and features are not specific to Web Forms projects, but they are worth discussing because they can be applied to any kind of ASP.NET application (and, in some cases, any kind of web application, including those not developed using the .NET Framework).

Creating the Example Project

For this chapter, we have created a new project called EssentialTools using the Visual Studio ASP.NET Empty Web Application template. We added a new Web Form called Default.aspx to the project, the ...

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