Yesterday set the stage for your adventures in ASP.NET. You looked at the new ASP.NET framework and how to get it running on your server. You also looked at ASP.NET's background and the history of the Web. Now that you know how to get ASP.NET up and running, it's time to dive right into development!
You've already learned about the parts of your first ASP.NET page. Today you're going to dissect that page and look under the hood. How exactly does ASP.NET work, and what does all the code mean? You'll also try your hand at creating some more code, which will give you the feel of developing ASP.NET pages.
Today's lesson will concentrate on a lot of the behind-the-scenes work of the .NET Framework to give you a full understanding of how this new architecture functions. This will make developing future ASP.NET applications much easier.
Don't worry if you're not already familiar with the programming concepts outlined today. Day 3, "Using Visual Basic.NET and C#," and Day 4, "Using ASP.NET Objects with C# and VB.NET," will cover these topics in depth. Today you'll just be getting your hands dirty!
Today's lesson will cover the following:
The parts of your simple ASP.NET page
How the page works
How to distinguish between ASP.NET code and HTML
Some ASP.NET coding syntax comments and line breaks
How the Common Language Runtime works with ASP.NET
The different ASP.NET programming languages