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When Microsoft released the first version of ASP.NET, one of the most talked-about features was the capability to create a full-blown web application in the same way as you would create a Windows application. The abstractions provided by ASP.NET, coupled with the rich tooling support in Visual Studio, allowed programmers to quickly develop feature-rich applications that ran over the web in a wholly integrated way.

ASP.NET version 2.0, which was released in 2005, was a major upgrade that included new features such as a provider model for everything from menu navigation to user authentication, more than 50 new server controls, a web portal framework, and built-in website administration, to name but a few. These enhancements made it even easier to build complex web applications in less time.

The last few versions of ASP.NET and Visual Studio have focused on ...

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