ASP.NET is a programming framework built on the common language runtime that can be used on a server to build powerful Web applications.
ASP.NET 2.0 is an eligible investment because it offers a number of features, which improve application development in the areas of developer productivity, administration and management, extensibility, and performance. Firstly, ASP.NET 2.0 introduces over 50 new server controls that enable powerful declarative support for data access, login security, wizard navigation, menus, treeviews, portals, and more. Many of these controls take advantage of core application services in ASP.NET for scenarios like data access, membership and roles, and personalization. Secondly, data access in ASP.NET 2.0 can be accomplished completely declaratively (with no code) using the new data-bound and data source controls. There are new data source controls to represent different data backends such as SQL database, business objects, and XML, and there are new data-bound controls for rendering common user interface for data, such as grids, details, and data-bound forms. ...Show more