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Old September 19th, 2007, 02:05 AM
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Default Is asp.net an actual programming language?

I want to learn asp.net because I want to get a job in a reputed web site design company , but I am confused here. I was looking at a site point book which is titled "Build Your Own ASP.NET 2.0 Web Site Using C# & VB, 2nd Edition"

I don't understand why you would create a asp.net with c# and VB? Isn't asp a programming language and asp.net is kind of like the latest version?

Also do asp.net web pages end in aspx?

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Hi preet. I'm an ASP.Net 2.0 newbie as well, and I am starting with the Wrox p2p book. In the first few pages it's clear that you need an application like Visual Web Developer to create ASP.Net stuff. Sorry I can't answer any query about VWD as I only installed it yesterday.

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Probably Imar would have a better answer for this, but ASP.Net is just a technology, the one that allows you to build dinamic pages, but for doing the stuff (the hard stuff) you need a language, that could be vb or C#. When you build pages in asp, you was doing vb script, so you still where using a coding language to build them...



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The answer to this question is kind of long but here is everything in a nutshell.

First, you do NOT need an application like VS or VWD to create ASP.NET pages it just makes life alot easier. (You could, for example, code all of your asp.net pages in Notepad ;] )

Second, Gonzalo is 100% correct, ASP.NET is just a technology (just as ASP was) and there are many languages out there that you use to program against that technology; c# and vb.net being the most popular.

Lastly, without any custom configuration to IIS, your ASP.NET pages will end in .aspx (You can of course map any file extension to the .net api's for execution)

And i think this definition taken from Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Server Control and Component Development by Shahram Khosravi sums it up:

ASP.NET is a Framework that processes requests for Web resources.

In other words, ASP.NET is a request processing architecture or framework. This description of the Framework prompts you to think, “If ASP.NET is a request processing architecture or framework, every component of the framework must exist for one reason and one reason only; that is, to contribute one way or another to the process of handling requests for Web resources.”

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I was learning asp.net for two month,I feeling it's no difficult
I am sorry my english it's very pool.

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