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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 24. Hosting ASP.NET Outside IIS

 

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

 
 --William Shakespeare

A few years ago, when ASP was reigning and thriving, a client asked me to create a tool to make it possible for an ASP application to run without its native runtime environment. At first, I admit, it took me a while to make sense of that apparently weird request: “What is my client asking for, running ASP without the ASP engine? Is that even possible?” My brain promptly started a background thread to dig through the innermost recesses of my mind and retrieve any little piece of information that might be useful in outlining a solution. In the meantime, as the thread went to work, just like any software consultant on the ...

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