Basic ASP.NET Walkthroughs

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The topics in this section include a selection of walkthroughs that introduce you to basic Web development concepts in ASP.NET. These walkthroughs also cover Web development features in Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition (collectively referred to as Visual Web Developer). The walkthroughs illustrate best practices for performing various tasks. For walkthroughs that illustrate advanced Web development concepts in ASP.NET, see Advanced ASP.NET Walkthroughs.

In addition to these walkthroughs, many topic sections in the Visual Web Developer documentation include walkthroughs that illustrate key features.



Introduction: Planning an ASP.NET Web Site

Provides an overview of the factors that you should consider when you design a Web site. The topic provides links to topics that provide additional information about individual subjects.

Walkthrough: Creating a New ASP.NET Web Site

Provides an introduction to the Web development features of Visual Web Developer and guides you through creating a simple ASP.NET page.

Walkthrough: Code Editing in Web Pages in Visual Web Developer

Illustrates various features of the code editor. Some of the features of the code editor depend on what language you are coding in. Therefore, in this walkthrough you create two pages, one that uses Visual Basic and another that uses C#.

Walkthrough: Creating a Basic Web Page with Code Separation in Visual Web Developer

Provides an introduction to creating Web pages in Visual Web Developer. It guides you through creating a simple page, illustrating the basic techniques of creating a new page, adding controls, and writing code.

Walkthrough: Creating and Modifying a CSS File

Introduces the features of Visual Web Developer for working with cascading style sheets (CSS). It guides you through creating a three-column page layout, illustrating the basic techniques of creating a new Web page and a new style sheet.

Walkthrough: Validating User Input in a Web Forms Page

Illustrates how to use ASP.NET validation controls to check user input in a Web page.

Walkthrough: Basic Data Access in Web Pages

Shows you how to create a simple data-bound page by using controls that are designed specifically for data access.

Walkthrough: Displaying, Paging, and Sorting Data Using the ListView Web Server Control

Illustrates how to work with the ListView control, which enables you to display data in a format that you define by using templates. By working with templates, you can have complete control over the layout and appearance of the data in the control.

Walkthrough: Creating Master/Detail Web Pages in Visual Studio

Shows you various ways to work with data in multiple controls and from multiple tables, which includes those that have a master/detail relationship.

Walkthrough: Retrieving, Updating, Inserting, and Deleting Data with the LinqDataSource and DetailsView Controls

Shows you how to create a simple database table and a Web page that uses the LinqDataSource control. The Web page enables users to retrieve, update, insert, and delete data from the database table.

Walkthrough: Adding Site Navigation to a Web Site

Illustrates how to create site navigation by using various navigation controls, such as the Menu control, the TreeView control, and the SiteMapPath control, which adds a navigation path to Web pages.

Walkthrough: Displaying a Menu on Web Pages

Shows you how to add a menu control to a page and use it as a navigation tool.

Walkthrough: Creating a Web Site with Membership and User Login

Shows you how to use ASP.NET controls and ASP.NET membership services to create pages that let users log in and work with member-only pages.

Walkthrough: Creating an AJAX-enabled Web Site

Shows you how to create a basic ASP.NET Web site that has a Web page that illustrates ASP.NET AJAX features.

Walkthrough: Creating and Using ASP.NET Master Pages in Visual Web Developer

Illustrates how to create a master page and several content pages. Master pages let you to create a page layout (a template page). You can then create separate pages that contain content that is merged with the master page at run time.

Walkthrough: Customizing a Web Site Using Themes in Visual Studio

Shows how to use themes to apply a consistent look to pages and controls in a Web site.

Walkthrough: Debugging Web Pages in Visual Web Developer

Shows you how to use the debugger. You create a Web page that contains a simple calculator that includes a deliberate error, and then use the debugger to examine the page as it is running.

Walkthrough: Copying a Web Site Using the Copy Web Site Tool

Shows you how to use the Copy Web Site tool to copy files between your current Web site and another Web site.

Walkthrough: Publishing a Web Site

Shows you how to use the Publish Web Site utility to compile a Web site, and then copy the output to an active Web site.


The Publish Web Site utility is not available in Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition.

See Also

Other Resources

Advanced ASP.NET Walkthroughs