Different types of projects that can be created with Visual Studio .NET

The Following are some the different projects that can be created with Visual Studio.NET:

1)Console applications
2)Windows Applications
3)Web applications
4)Web services
5)Class library
6)Windows Control Library
7)Web Control Library

1)Console applications are light weight programs run inside the command prompt (DOS) window. They are commonly used for test applications.

2)Windows Applications are form based standard Windows desktop applications for common day to day tasks. (Ex: Microsoft word).

3)Web applications are programs that used to run inside some web server (Ex:IIS) to fulfill the user requests over the http. (Ex: Hotmail and Google).

4)Web services are web applications that provide services to other applications over the internet.

5)Class library contains components and libraries to be used inside other applications. A Class library can not be executed and thus it does not have any entry point.

6)Windows Control Library contains user defined windows controls to be used by Windows applications.

7)Web Control Library contains user defined web controls to be used by web applications.


Author: Banshidhar Sahoo16 May 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


Please refer my blog for sample dotnet projects:

I have posted some Windows applications and dotnet interview questions.

Very soon I will post different projects of other types. Keep watching.

Banshidhar Sahoo

Author: PHANI HARSHITHA MADALA16 May 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


Nice info on different project types

it could have been more effective with description



Author: Deepika Haridas17 May 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


Good Article..

Very informative..!!

Thanks for sharing..


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