Chapter 4. Web Projects

Microsoft wanted its first truly integrated development environment to be usable for all layers of your application; they did a pretty good job at making that happen. Class libraries, Windows applications, database code, web applications, and web services can all be developed and debugged in VS.NET, even though these various components may be distributed across multiple machines. Web applications and web services get a certain amount of special handlingVS.NET can communicate with local or remote web servers on your behalf in order to create and debug the web-based parts of your distributed systems. Also, certain aspects of the development process are different for web projects than for other project types, so this chapter will outline the basic operation of VS.NET when dealing with web projects.