Web applications with ASP.Net


Setting up a development host

  1. Download and install the .Net Framework Redistributable Package
  2. Download and install the .Net SDK, which includes the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the Framework Class Libraries (FCL). Files are installed under C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<version number>, where <version number> is either v1.0.3705 (Version 1.0), v1.1.4322 (Version 1.1), or v2.0.50727 (Version 2.0)
  3. Although you can write ASP.Net apps with Notepad, more productive tools are available:
  4. A development web server is included with Visual Studio, but you can also use MS' IIS, or the freely redistributable UltiDev Cassini web server which runs on Windows XP Home, Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 Server.

Note: Visual Web Developper Express installs .Net if you don't already have it. Uninstall any older version of .Net before installin VWD Express.