Looking for a gentle introduction to ASP.NET and the .NET Framework? Today's your lucky day - this first segment of our multi-part ASP.NET tutorial introduces you to .NET and gets you started with ASP.NET and the .NET Framework with some simple examples and explanations. Included in this article: the anatomy of an ASP.NET program, an introduction to server controls, and some basic things you should know about C# variables.
If you're a Web programmer, you're probably already well versed with the intricacies of client-side scripting. But where there's a client, there must be a server...and where there is a server, there must be ASP.NET.
If you deal with Microsoft technologies, then you've probably already heard about .NET - it's the latest, greatest software platform to emerge from Redmond, and it promises to revolutionize the way applications work with each other. Built entirely on the premise that the Internet will serve as both the distribution medium and the basic architecture for new software applications, .NET allows applications written in different languages to talk to each other, share information and ultimately keep you more plugged-in.
It's a powerful concept...and, like all powerful concepts, it requires a fair amount of introspection to understand how it works. That's where this series of tutorials comes in - over the next few articles, I plan to bring you gently into the world of ASP.NET, providing you with theoretical explanations and code samples (lots of code samples) to help you get your feet wet with ASP.NET and learn how to leverage off it when building your next