Support Options for ASP.NET
Step 1: Follow the Tutorials
The following tutorials address the most common questions concerning ASP.NET and Visual Web Developer.
- Video Tutorials
- Web Development using
Step 2: Read the Documentation
The ASP.NET Framework is extensive, yet every class and every class member is fully documented on Microsoft’s MSDN Web site.
Step 3: Use Bing
On the internet there are thousands of tutorials, weblog entries, and other resources covering everything about ASP.NET and Visual Web Developer. Use the following text box to begin your search using Bing.com.
Step 4: Ask an Expert in the Forums
If you have followed the first three steps but not yet found an answer to your question, it is time to ask an expert on the ASP.NET Forums.
- Installation and Setup
All about installing and getting ASP.NET running on your system.
- Getting Started
The perfect forum for ASP.NET novices. No question too simple!
- Visual Studio and Visual Web Developer Express
Discussions on using VS and VWD Express for ASP.NET development.
- DataSource Controls - SqlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, etc
All about the DataSource controls - SqlDataSource, ObjectDataSource, LinqDataSource.
- ASP.NET AJAX + Ajax Control Toolkit
ASP.NET Ajax and the Ajax Control Toolkit including the Accordion, Calendar, Modal Popup, and more.
Step 5: Get Help from Microsoft
If you have exhausted all other support options, you may wish to contact a Microsoft Support Professional. Please note that personal help may incur a fee.
- Assisted Support
Contact a Microsoft Support Professional.
- Assisted Support for MSDN Subscribers
Use a Professional Support incident provided with your MSDN Subscription.
- ASP.NET Solution Center
The official support page from Microsoft for ASP.NET. Here you can receive online technical support, how to, and troubleshooting information about ASP.NET.
- Worldwide Support
Outside of the US and Canada? Find Worldwide Support resources.
- File Bugs or Suggestions
File bugs or provide suggestions to Microsoft about Visual Studio.
- Microsoft Support Services
Find out more about Support Services and Packages available.