ASP.NET Solution Center

Key Resources

Key Resources

Download ASP.NET 4 Now
Download everything you need to build great web applications, including the ASP.NET Web Framework, Visual Studio Express Development Tool, IIS Web Server and SQL Server Express Database.

ASP.NET Home Page
Visit the ASP.NET Home Page for product information, news, community resources, and more.

ASP.NET Developer Center
The ASP.NET Developer Center is the primary resource for Developers seeking resources to begin developing with ASP.NET.

MSDN Library for ASP.NET
The MSDN Library is an essential source of information for developers using Microsoft tools, products, technologies and services. The MSDN Library includes how to and reference documentation, sample code, technical articles, and more.

Got a question? Post a question in the ASP.NET Forums
Ask a question in the ASP.NET Forums. Most questions answered in 24 hours or less.

Top Solutions

An update for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is available
An update for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is available. This article describes information about the issues that the update for the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 fixes.

List of changes and fixed issues in the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
This article describes the list of hotfixes and new features/functionality included in the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1.

MS09-061: Description of the security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1: October 13, 2009
This article provides additional information for Security Bulletin MS09-061 (for .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 installations), including guidance on where to get the updates and more details on the security bulletin and the issues it resolves.

MS09-061: Description of the security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1: October 13, 2009
This article provides additional information for Security Bulletin MS09-061 (for .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 installations), including guidance on where to get the updates and more details on the security bulletin and the issues it resolves.

ASP.NET data binding overview
This article provides an introduction to ASP.NET data binding.

How to implement impersonation in an ASP.NET application
This article describes different ways to implement impersonation in an ASP.NET application.

Contention, poor performance, and deadlocks when you make Web service requests from ASP.NET applications
This article provides guidance on tuning your ASP.NET server, to help resolve hang/performance issues that occur when making calls to XML Web services from an ASP.NET application.

.NET Framework Background and Versioning
Why are there different versions of the .NET Framework, how do they relate to each other, and which one(s) do you really need?

  • Scott Hanselman's blog post provides a good general understanding on the background and philosophy of .NET Framework versioning, and explains how this applies to a specific scenario for ASP.NET configuration.
  • The .NET Framework Versions and Dependencies article provides more background on the incremental nature of .NET Framework versions up through 3.5 Service Pack 1, and discusses the dependencies between those versions.

Learn

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Course
The Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Course includes videos and hands-on-labs designed to help you learn how to utilize the Visual Studio 2010 features and a variety of framework technologies including: C# 4.0, Visual Basic 10, F#, Parallel Computing Platform, WCF, WF, WPF, ASP.NET AJAX 4.0, ASP.NET MVC Dynamic Data.

Getting started with ASP.NET
Resources to help you get started with ASP.NET and its features.

ASP.NET Videos
On this page you will find dozens of videos designed for all ASP.NET developers, from the novice to the professional.

MSDN Code Gallery
The MSDN Code Gallery provides hundreds of sample applications, code snippets, and other resources you can download and share with the developer community.

Related Solution Centers

Visit the following related Solution Centers for support information including key resources, top issues, community resources, support options, and support lifecycle details.
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Community

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Got a question? Post a question in the MSDN Forums
The main MSDN site for all Visual Studio, language, and .NET Framework features and related technologies. Most questions are answered in 24 hours or less.

MSDN Community Center
On this page you will find links to help you stay connected with the MSDN community. Read what people are saying about MSDN and see what people are doing with Microsoft technologies.

ASP.NET Forums
Ask a question in the ASP.NET Forums.

Blogs and Twitter Feeds

MSDN Blogs Home
Master listing of all MSDN Blogs by category, including OPML and RSS feeds.

ASP.NET Community Page
Stay up-to-date on the latest buzz from the ASP.NET community.

Self-Support Options

Self-Support Options

Search the Knowledge Base
Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for technical solutions to common break-fix issues with ASP.NET.

Got a question? Post a question in the ASP.NET Forums
Ask a question in the ASP.NET Forums. Most questions answered in 24 hours or less.

Use Microsoft Connect to provide product feedback
Register for and use Microsoft Connect to provide product feedback directly to Microsoft product groups and to find workarounds for common issues.

ASP.NET Developer Center
The ASP.NET Developer Center is the primary resource for Developers seeking resources to begin developing with ASP.NET.

Microsoft Premier Customers
Enterprise customers with a Premier account can visit Microsoft Premier Online for troubleshooting information or to open a support incident with a Microsoft support professional.

Microsoft Partners: Visit the Microsoft Partner Network
Microsoft Partners can select available support options on the Microsoft Partner Portal.

Assisted Support Options

Assisted Support Options

Contact a Microsoft Support Professional via e-mail, online submission or phone.

Paid Incident Support
To contact a Microsoft Support Professional click the link below that is applicable to you. We’ll ask you a few questions in order to serve you efficiently.
ASP.NET
AJAX
Windows Communication Foundation RIA Services

Contract Incident Support

Contact a Microsoft Support Professional using your MSDN Subscription
As an MSDN Subscriber, you may be entitled to receive up to four (4) technical support incidents depending on your subscription level. These support incidents can be used to resolve technical break-fix issues in a non-production environment and are the equivalent of paid Professional Support incidents. You can use a technical support incident to find a solution to a production issue if you can replicate that issue in a non-production environment. Learn more.

Microsoft Premier Customers
Enterprise customers with a Premier account can visit Microsoft Premier Online for troubleshooting information or to open a support incident with a Microsoft support professional.

Microsoft Partners: Visit the Microsoft Partner Network
Microsoft Partners can access unlimited online support via the Microsoft Partner Network.

Microsoft Software Assurance
Get volume licensing and additional benefits with the Microsoft Software Assurance program.

Support Lifecycle

View Support Lifecycle Information

Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
Visit the Support Lifecycle Policy page to view Microsoft’s guidelines for product support from availability to end of product lifecycle.

ASP.NET Lifecycle Policies
The support lifecycle for ASP.NET follows the same lifecycle as .NET Framework. Please visit the .NET Framework Product Solution Center for more information.
Last Review : March 15, 2013