(This post is part of Visual Studio 2010 series)
When you create a new ASP.NET web application in Visual Studio 2010, you are getting a project which has a good set of features built into it for you to get started quickly. In previous versions of Visual Studio, when you create a new ASP.Net project, you just get one .aspx page with a web.config file.
(Visual Studio 2010’s solution explorer showing the contents of a just created Web Application project)
Visual Studio 2010’s new project template has the following..
- Master page – with menu, login view control, etc., has good div based layout with nicely used css styles. Along with two files based on master page(Default.aspx & About.aspx).
- Stylesheet - with styles for most elements your web pages will be designed with, that you can customize as you wish
- Forms authentication enabled – provides you with .aspx pages which implements forms authentication, like, login, register new user and change password, with necessary configurations in web.config
- Web.config file with Debug and Release versions, including sample Web.config transformations that you most probably need
- Web.config readily configured for ASP.NET Membership, Roles & Profiles
- jQuery library .js files included with three versions of .js files – one with Visual Studio intellisense support, a normal one and a minified one-which is used for production.
This new project template would help beginners and people who are yet to get good overview on how a typical ASP.NET web site would be written.