Creating a Web Form

To create the simple Web Form that will be used in the next example, start up Visual Studio .NET and open a New Project named ProgrammingCSharpWeb. Select the Visual C# Projects folder (because C# is your language of choice), select Web Application as the project type, and type in its name, ProgrammingCSharpWeb. Visual Studio .NET will display http://localhost as the default location, as shown in Figure 15-1.

Creating a project in the New Project window of Visual Studio .NET

Figure 15-1. Creating a project in the New Project window of Visual Studio .NET

Visual Studio places nearly all the files it creates for the project in a folder within your local machine’s default web site. For example, c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ProgrammingCSharpWeb.

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In Visual Studio .NET, a solution is a set of projects; each project will create a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable (EXE). All projects are created in the context of a solution, and solutions are managed by .sln and .suo files.

The solution files and other Visual Studio-specific files are stored in <drive>\Documents and <drive>Settings\<user name>\MyDocuments\Visual Studio Projects (where <drive> and <user name> are specific to your machine).

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You must have IIS and the FrontPage Server extensions installed on your computer to use Web Forms. To configure the FrontPage Server extensions, open the Internet Service Manager and right-click the web site. Select All Tasks Configure Server ...

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