WebMatrix Content Guide


WebMatrix is no longer recommended as an integrated development environment for ASP.NET Web Pages. Use Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code.

WebMatrix is a set of tools that provides an easy way to build Web sites for Microsoft Windows. It includes IIS Express (a development web server), ASP.NET (a web programming framework), and SQL Server Compact (an embedded database). To see a quick tour of WebMatrix, see WebMatrix Overview. To review the top WebMatrix features, see WebMatrix Features.

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Get started with WebMatrix Introduction to WebMatrix (video) Getting Started with WebMatrix and ASP.NET Web Pages Start from Scratch (video) Learn how to use ASP.NET Razor code to write a custom website. Your First Website Using WebMatrix Start with Web Apps (video) Use a free open-source application to create your own site.
Install components (including WebMatrix) Using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Web Platform Installer 2.0 Walkthrough Web Platform Installer Resources
Work with the WebMatrix UI WebMatrix Site Workspace Help WebMatrix Files Workspace Help WebMatrix Databases Workspace Help WebMatrix Reports Workspace Help
Work with code Introduction to ASP.NET Web Programming Using the Razor Syntax Simple to code (video) Programming ASP.NET Web Pages with Visual Studio ASP.NET Web Pages Visual Basic ASP.NET Quick API Reference
Create a consistent website look Creating a Consistent Look - Creating Reusable Blocks of Content - Creating a Consistent Look Using Layout Pages - Designing Layout Pages That Have Multiple Content Sections - Making Content Sections Optional - Passing Data to Layout Pages - Creating and Using a Basic Helper
Work with HTML forms in web pages Working with Forms - Creating a Simple HTML Form - Reading User Input from a Form - Validating User Input - Restoring Form Values After Postbacks
Display and manage data Database made simple (video) Connecting to a SQL Server or MySQL Database in WebMatrix Working with Data (programmatically) - Introduction to Databases - Creating a database - Adding data to the database - Displaying data from a database - Inserting data in a database - Updating data in a database - Deleting data in a database - Connecting to a Database - Understanding SQL - Migrating a Database to SQL Server Displaying Data in a Grid - Displaying Data in a Grid - Specifying and Formatting Columns to Display - Styling the Grid as a Whole - Paging Through Data
Display charts in a web page Displaying Data in a Chart - The Chart Helper - Creating a Chart from Data - Displaying Charts Inside a Web Page - Styling a Chart - Saving a Chart
Read and write files in a website Working with Files - Creating a Text File and Writing Data to It - Appending Data to an Existing File - Reading and Displaying Data from a File - Deleting Files - Letting Users Upload a File - Letting Users Upload Multiple Files
Display and manipulate images in a web page Working with Images - Adding an Image to a Web Page Dynamically - Uploading an Image - Resizing an Image - Rotating and Flipping an Image - Adding a Watermark to an Image - Using an Image As a Watermark
Display video (and play audio) in a web page Working with Video - Choosing a Video Player - Playing Flash (.swf) Videos - Playing MediaPlayer (.wmv) Videos - Playing Silverlight Videos
Send email messages from a website Adding Email to Your Web Site - Sending Email Messages from Your Web site - Sending a File Using Email
Add search to a website Adding Search to Your Web Site - Searching from Your Website
Add social network feeds and bookmarking to a website Adding Social Networking to Your Web Site - Linking Your Website on Social Networking Sites - Adding a Twitter Feed - Rendering a Gravatar Image - Displaying an Xbox Gamer Card - Displaying a Facebook "Like" Button
Analyze site traffic and optimize for SEO Analyzing Traffic - Tracking Visitor Information (Analytics) Use WebMatrix to optimize your site for search engines Optimize for search (video)
Improve performance on a website Adding Caching for Faster Websites - Caching to Improve Website Responsiveness
Add security (membership) to a website Adding Security and Membership - Introduction to Website Membership - Creating a Website That Has Registration and Login Pages - Creating a Members-Only Page - Creating Security for Groups of Users (Roles) - Creating a Password-Change Page - Letting Users Generate a New Password - Preventing Automated Programs from Joining Your Website
Test secure communication (SSL) Securing Web Communications: Certificates, SSL, and https://
Debug web pages using tools and coding techniques Introduction to Debugging - Using the ServerInfo Helper to Display Server Information - Embedding Output Expressions to Display Page Values - Using the ObjectInfo Helper to Display Object Values - Using Debugging Tools
Add site-wide functionality in code Customizing Site-Wide Behavior - Adding Website Startup Code - Running Code Before and After Files in a Folder - Creating More Readable and Searchable URLs
Publish a website How to publish a web application using WebMatrix Download, Edit, and Republish Your Website with WebMatrix Microsoft WebMatrix: Publish Compatibility Microsoft WebMatrix: Certificate errors during publishing Site publishing (video)
Use IIS Express to test websites IIS Express Overview Use the Windows System Tray to Manage Websites and Applications Running IIS Express from the Command Line Securing Web Communications: Certificates, SSL, and https:// IIS Express FAQ

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