ASP.NET supports three different development methods:
Web Pages, MVC (Model View Controller), and Web Forms.
THIS TUTORIAL COVERS WEB PAGES.
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Many developers like to start learning a new technology by looking at working examples.
If you want to take a look at a working Web Pages example, follow the ASP.NET Web Pages Demo.
Our "Run Example" tool makes it easy to learn Web Pages.
It runs examples and displays the ASP.NET code and the HTML output simultaneously.
Click on the "Run Example" button to see how it works:
Web Pages is one of the 3 programming models for creating ASP.NET web sites and web applications.
The other two programming models are Web Forms and MVC (Model, View, Controller).
Web Pages is easy extendable with programmable Web Helpers, including database, video, graphics, social networking and much more.
If you are new to ASP.NET, Web Pages is the perfect place to start.
You will also learn how to extend your web pages with programmable Web Helpers.
Learn by examples!
Because ASP.NET code is executed on the server, you cannot view the code in your browser. You will only see the output as plain HTML.
At W3Schools every example displays the hidden ASP.NET code. This makes it easier for you to understand how it works.
At the end of this tutorial you will find a complete set of ASP.NET references with objects, components, properties and methods.
In this tutorial, we have used WebMatrix.
WebMatrix is a simple but powerful free ASP.NET development tool from Microsoft, tailor made for Web Pages.
With WebMatrix you can start from scratch with an empty web site and a blank page, or build on open source applications from a "Web Application Gallery". Both PHP and ASP.NET applications are available, such as Umbraco, DotNetNuke, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and many more. WebMatrix also has built-in tools for security, search engine optimization, and web publishing.
The skills and code you develop with WebMatrix can seamlessly be transformed to fully professional ASP.NET applications.
If you want to try WebMatrix, follow the link below to install: