New ASP.NET project gives a great webapp template in Visual Studio 2010

(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.

New-ASP.NET-WebAppTemplate

 

(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.

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Some new features of Visual Studio 2010 that can help your productivity right away

(This post is part of Visual Studio 2010 series)

I am playing with Visual Studio 2010 for some time now and just thought to sum up some of the new features of Visual Studio 2010 that could enhance your productivity right away after you start using it.   more...

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What can you do with ‘IntelliTrace’ in Visual Studio 2010

(This post is part of my Visual Studio 2010 series)

As I wrote in my earlier article, Visual Studio 2010 has many new features in debugging. IntelliTrace is one of the major features of Visual Studio 2010 and as of now it is available only in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate edition. In my opinion, IntelliTrace is the best reason to convince your boss to get Ultimate edition for you :). Note, IntelliTrace only supports managed code, for example, it doesn’t support vc++ native code.   more...

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Visual Studio 2010 New Features in Debugging – Exciting & Innovative

(This post is part of my Visual Studio 2010 series)

This article talks about Visual Studio 2010’s new features related to debugging, applicable from beginner to expert(based on Visual Studio 2010 beta 2). Visual Studio 2010 comes with powerful debugging features. Debugging is an area where an improvement brings great relief to developers, and increases developer happiness. Visual Studio 2010 seems to highly enhance debugging support, and can change some basic ways we used to debug applications, let us have a look.  more...

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