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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Using HTML with ASP.NET

To add new Web pages to the ASPTest application, all you need to do is place files in the ASPTest folder. When your browser requests a Web page from this folder, the IIS program is responsible for processing the correct file and responding to the request. The information returned to the browser from the IIS server consists of plain text plus HTML formatting codes, as shown in Listing 17.1.

Listing 17.1. ASPTEST.ZIP—A Simple HTML Page, welcome.htm
<HTML> 
<BODY> 
<FONT SIZE="+2" COLOR="BLUE:> This is a sample web Page! </FONT> <BR> 
<B> I hope you enjoy it! </B> <BR> 
</BODY> 
</HTML> 

The HTML syntax is very simple to follow. Most but not all tags have a corresponding start and ending tag, which affects the text between ...

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