Installing the ASP.NET Web Matrix Project

As we discussed earlier, ASP.NET Web pages, being dynamic Web pages, contain a mixture of HTML markup and source code. These pages, like static HTML Web pages, are simple text files and can therefore be created and edited with any text editor. Given this, installing the ASP.NET Web Matrix Project is optional, because you could decide to create your ASP.NET Web pages through a text editor like Microsoft's Notepad.

However, the Web Matrix Project was designed specifically for editing ASP.NET Web pages and contains many useful features and tools not found in generic text editors. Furthermore, the ASP.NET Web Matrix Project comes with a built-in Web server. Therefore, by installing the Web Matrix Project, ...

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