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Visual Web Developer is a tool for creating and working with ASP.NET Web applications or Web sites in a variety of configurations.
- ASP.NET Overview
Provides general information about ASP.NET and discusses factors that you should consider when you create a Web site by using ASP.NET.
- ASP.NET Walkthroughs by Scenario
Provides a series of walkthroughs that cover common scenarios for creating an ASP.NET Web site, and highlights some new features.
- ASP.NET Code Sample Downloads
Lists downloadable samples that you can use to learn more about ASP.NET.
- Visual Web Developer Express
Describes features for Web development that are available in Visual Web Developer Express and how they compare to features in other versions of Visual Studio.
- What's New in ASP.NET 4 and Visual Web Developer
Provides a summary of changes and new features in ASP.NET 4 and for Web development in Visual Studio.
- Visual Web Developer Content Map
Provides a learning path that describes how to start working with Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET.
- ASP.NET Web Pages
Provides information about how ASP.NET Web pages function and about how to create and program them.
- ASP.NET Web Projects
Provides information about how to create ASP.NET Web applications.
- ASP.NET MVC 2
Provides links to topics that describe how to use the model-view-controller (MVC) development pattern to create ASP.NET Web applications.
- ASP.NET Infrastructure
Provides information about the infrastructure that underlies ASP.NET, which includes HTTP handlers and HTTP modules, and various forms of state management.
- ASP.NET Controls
Provides information about how ASP.NET Web server and user controls work, how to add them to ASP.NET pages, and how to program them.
- ASP.NET Custom Server Controls Content Map
Provides information about how to create custom ASP.NET controls.
- ASP.NET Client Script
Provides information about how to use AJAX and client script to enhance the performance and appearance of a Web site.
- Microsoft Ajax
Provides information about creating Ajax-based Web applications using Microsoft technologies.
- ASP.NET Data Access
Provides information about how to display and edit data in ASP.NET Web pages.
- ASP.NET Security
Provides information about security threats to an ASP.NET Web site, about ways to reduce threats, and about ways to authenticate and authorize users.
- ASP.NET Web Site Administration
Provides information about how to configure an ASP.NET Web site and how to manage site performance.
- ASP.NET Deployment Content Map
Provides information about how to build and deploy (publish) Web sites, and information about how to precompile a site.
- ASP.NET Performance, Troubleshooting, and Debugging
Provides information about how to handle errors, debug ASP.NET pages, view trace information during page processing, and monitor the health of a Web site.
- ASP.NET Conversion and Migration
Provides information about how to convert Web projects that were created in earlier versions of Visual Studio.
- ASP.NET Web Sites for Mobile Devices
Provides information about features in ASP.NET that help you create applications that can run in browsers on mobile phones and other devices.
- ASP.NET Command-Line Tools
Lists command-line tools that you can use to manage and administer ASP.NET Web sites and applications.