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What is ASP.NET ? How is it different from VB.NET or C# ?

This article explains the ASP.NET technology and how different it is from programming languages like C# or VB.NET

Many new programmers are confused about how ASP.NET is different from C# or VB.NET. Many new programmers mis understand that ASP.NET is just another programming launguage.

What is ASP.NET ?

  • ASP.NET is the name of the Microsoft technology used for web site development.
  • ASP.NET is NOT a programming language like C# or VB.NET
  • ASP.NET development requires a programming language like C# or VB.NET to write code.
  • ASP stands for Active Server Pages.
  • There are several other technologies exist for web development (Eg: PHP). ASP.NET is the technology from Microsoft and it he widely used one.
  • ASP.NET technology comes with a rich set of components and controls that make the web development very easy.
  • Visual Studio .NET is the editor from Microsoft which helps you develop ASP.NET web sites faster and easily.
  • IIS is the web server from Microsoft which supports ASP.NET. To develop ASP.NET web sites, you must have IIS installed in your computer.

In ASP.NET programming, a web page is developed using HTML and a .NET programming language like C#, VB.NET or J#. You can choose your favourite .NET language to develop ASP.NET pages.

So, now you must be clear that ASP.NET is not a programming language and it requires a language like C# or VB.NET to develop ASP.NET web sites.

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