Using ASP.NET Server Controls

Overview

The long awaited Active Server Pages .NET (ASP.NET) is the replacement for the current version of ASP. This key component of the new .NET framework has the potential to save organizations time and money by allowing them to establish object-oriented frameworks for the web applications. Microsoft has done an excellent job with automating common web development tasks, but more importantly they have created a tool that gives developers the ability to handle any business problem. In this first article of my transitioning to ASP.NET series, I will give you a basic overview of ASP.NET and server controls.

Big Picture, Little Picture

The arrival of new technology can always be confusing; however, one thing remains the same throughout all languages and platforms-"Fundamentals". I'm going to approach this series by focusing on what developers need to know to get their job done. I feel that the fundamental components of ASP.NET developers need to know are server controls, data access, .NET components, .NET classes, web services, debugging, IDE, how to access legacy ActiveX functions, and application performance. So lets get started!.

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