Last post Nov 11, 2014 03:24 PM by Rion Williams
Nov 11, 2014 01:50 PM|Robert-400|LINK
I want to run ASP.NET. I downloaded ASP.NET. I have a Windows 8.1 desktop. I have a C:\Program File (x86)\Microsoft ASP.NET directory. But I can't find the executable for ASP.NET. Do I need to download Visual Studio also?
Nov 11, 2014 02:09 PM|Rion Williams|LINK
If I understand you correctly, you downloaded ASP.NET (which is likely the ASP.NET Framework) and installed it and you want to get started building ASP.NET applications?
ASP.NET is the actual framework that is used to run applications, but it isn't actually used to build them (e.g. you won't open it and use it to do everything). You would generally
install Visual Studio and use it to build your ASP.NET applications (the ASP.NET framework installation is a requirement of Visual Studio).
Nov 11, 2014 02:20 PM|Robert-400|LINK
Ok, I'm very confused. At one time I used ASP.NET/Webmatrix/Razor to build a very nice program. I was using a different computer. So, I'm assuming I need to download Visual Studio to be able to do this again. Thanks for your time and information.
Nov 11, 2014 03:10 PM|Philosophaie|LINK
There are a lot of free programs out there that contain .net versions.
Nothing is better than the actual Visual Studio but here are some free ones:
Although some of the 2010 versions only run .net version 4.0.
Nov 11, 2014 03:24 PM|Rion Williams|LINK
Web Matrix is still a completely viable way to build web applications that doesn't require Visual Studio. You can simply
download and install it through the Web Platform Installer to get started building the Razor sites.
As long as you have the .NET Framework installed (which it sounds like you already did), you should be go to go using that. If you want to start building applications that target some of the other available ASP.NET technologies like Web Forms and
MVC, then you'll probably want to download Visual Studio.