What is ASP.NET?

Written by Mitchell Harper

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-------------------------- Great XML Support -------------------------- ASP.NET makes it simple to use XML for data storage, configuration and manipulation. The tools which are built into ASP.NET for working with XML are very easy to use. XML is excellent for storing information that rarely changes, because you can just cache that information inrepparttar computers memory after it has been initially extracted.

-------------------------- .NET is still in Beta development -------------------------- Microsoft is still working onrepparttar 131946 entire .NET framework, however you can still downloadrepparttar 131947 Beta 2 version (which works just fine... I'm yet to come across any major bugs) fromrepparttar 131948 ASP.NET homepage. The final release of .NET is scheduled for February 18th, 2002.

-------------------------- Complete Compatibility -------------------------- One ofrepparttar 131949 most important goals of .NET was to allow developers to write an ASP.NET application using multiple programming languages. As long as each ASP.NET page contains only one programming language, you can mix and match different pages using different languages and they will work together seamlessly. This means you can now have a team of developers with half programming in C#, andrepparttar 131950 other half in VB.NET, with no need to worry about language incompatibilities, etc.

A cool little side-affect of all this is that allrepparttar 131951 programming languages look very similar, and differ only by their language syntax.

Takerepparttar 131952 following code snippets for example. They both do exactlyrepparttar 131953 same thing butrepparttar 131954 first is written in C#, andrepparttar 131955 second in VB.NET.

The C# version: void Page_Load(Object S, EventArgs E) { myLabel.Text = "Hello world!!";

The VB.NET version: Sub Page_Load(S As Object, E As EventArgs) myLabel.Text = "Hello world!!" End Sub

If you take either ofrepparttar 131956 code examples shown above and addrepparttar 131957 following HTML to them, then they would both run perfectly inside of an ASP.NET page:

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