Tuesday, October 28, 2003 10:47 AM bart

ASP.NET Whidbey site released

Yoehoe! Check out www.asp.net/whidbey to see some of the great features in ASP.NET v2.0 (currently in an alpha stadium). There are really a lot of cool features out there, visit Rob's blog on http://weblogs.asp.net/rhoward to get regular updates and a sneak preview of the great ASP.NET Cache Database Invalidation feature...

Some of the great new features:

  • Concept of master pages
  • Cache invalidation with databases
  • A bunch of new controls such as Treeview, FileUpload, Wizard, ImageMap, BulletedList and so much more
  • Dynamic images using the .asix handler and asp:DynamicImage
  • New forms authentication building blocks (control to reset forgotten passwords and so on)
  • Visual Studio .NET “ Whidbey“ enhancements:
    • Built-in webserver based on “Cassini“ (cf. ASP.NET Web Matrix)
    • Build apps without FPSE (just in a local folder)
    • Support for code-behind as well as embedded script
    • IntelliSense everywhere, also in script blocks (<% ... %>)
    • Web site publishing
    • Editing of FTP sites
  • Better mobile support
  • Browser validation support
  • Better .NET Framework with support for ACLs etc
  • Avoid a slow first time request (precompilation)
  • Configuration tool to add users/roles, datasources, personalisation features once a site is released.
  • Navigation with sitemaps (based on XML) and SiteMapPath control

Already experimenting with Whidbey on my machine... Enjoy the bits and bytes quite soon :)

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