In this document we have introduced you to the concept of the .Net framework developed by Microsoft and some of the surrounding technologies. We have explained:
· How code can be written using a .Net compatible language whether this is VB.Net or C# and how by using a suitable compiler this can be prepared into a single file in the format of the CLR. The CLR can be run on a variety of platforms that support the .Net Framework making the application compatible with a broad range of platforms.
· The basic concepts of HTML and the very basics of traditional ASP.
· How ASP.Net pages can be written using standard HTML formatting but including placeholders that indicate where dynamic content should be inserted.
· How code behind files are used to store programmatic instruction and how these code behind files can be compiled into a single file which is stored on the web server. This allows a more efficient processing of the instructions when the web page is requested and a faster response to the web request.
In our next article we will examine the tools which can be used to generate our first ASP.Net pages and what preparation is required to create a successful web application.
|Article written by Martyn Fewtrell of TNC Training & Consultancy (TNC) a UK website design company specialising in internet marketing and web application development with contributions from Michael Wall.|