Older Versions - Getting Started

Documentation on ASP.NET Web Forms 4 and earlier versions.

  1. ASP.NET 4 - Tailspin Spyworks (8 Tutorials)

    How to use new features in ASP.NET 4 to build an online store, including shopping, checkout, and administration.

  2. ASP.NET 4 - Getting Started with Entity Framework 4 and Web Forms (8 Tutorials)

    The basics of using Entity Framework to display and edit data in an ASP.NET Web Forms application.

  3. ASP.NET 4 - Continuing with Entity Framework 4 and Web Forms (6 Tutorials)

    How to build the Contoso U application as an n-tier application using the ObjectDataSource control and how to handle concurrency and maximize performance.

  4. ASP.NET 4 - Basic Data Access in Web Forms

    This walkthrough shows you how to create a simple data-bound page by using controls that are specially designed for data access.

  5. ASP.NET 4 - Web Deployment with SQL Server Compact using Visual Studio (12 Tutorials)

    This tutorial series shows how to make an ASP.NET web application that uses SQL Server Compact available over the internet by deploying it to a third-party hosting provider. Requires Visual Studio 2012 RC or Visual Studio 2010. For more up-to-date information about deployment features, or for information about how to deploy SQL Server editions other than SQL Server Compact, see ASP.NET Web Deployment using Visual Studio .

  6. ASP.NET 3.5 - AJAX (6 Tutorials)

    About the ASP.NET AJAX library, including UpdatePanels and partial page updates, authentication, localization, and debugging.

  7. ASP.NET 3.5 - Web Forms Master Pages (20 Tutorials)

    How to create and use ASP.NET master pages and content pages to create a consistent layout in Web Forms applications.

  8. Deploying Web Site Projects in Visual Studio 2008 and earlier (32 Tutorials)

    ASP.NET web applications are typically designed, created, and tested in a local development environment and need to be deployed to a production environment once it is ready for release. This tutorial series details the deployment process.

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ASP.NET Web Forms Books

Microsoft's Jon Galloway recommends these books for learning ASP.NET Web Forms:

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

Pro ASP.NET 4 in C# 2010

by Matthew MacDonald

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

Beginning ASP.NET 4.5: in C# and VB

by Imar Spaanjaars

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

Professional ASP.NET 4.5 in C# and VB

by Jason N. Gaylord, Christian Wenz, Pranav Rastogi, Todd Miranda, Scott Hanselman