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Creating Web Sites and Web Pages by Using Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET

Chapter 20 Quick Reference

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Create a new ASP.NET Web site

Click the New Web Site command on the File menu, click the ASP.NET Web Site template, specify a folder location in the Web Location list box, and then click OK.

Switch between Design view and Source view in the Web Page Designer

Click the Source or Design tabs in the Web Page Designer. For a mixed view, click the Split tab.

Enter text on a Web page

Click the Design tab, and then type the text you want to add.

Format text on a Web page

On the page, select the text that you want to format, and then click a button or control on the Formatting toolbar. Additional formatting options are available on the Format menu.

View the HTML and ASP.NET markup in your Web page

Click the Source tab in the Web Page Designer.

Add controls to a Web page

Display the Web page in Design view, open the Toolbox (which automatically contains Visual Web Developer controls), position the insertion point where you want to place the control on the page, and then double-click the control in the Toolbox.

Change the name of an object on a Web page

Use the Properties window to change the object’s ID property to a new name.

Write the default event procedure for an object on a Web page

Double-click the object to display the code-behind file, and then write the event procedure code for the object in the Code Editor.

Verify the format of the data entered by the user into a control on a Web page

Use one or more validator controls from the Validation tab of the Toolbox to test the data entered in an input control.

Run and test a Web site in Visual Studio

Click the Start Debugging button on the Standard toolbar. Visual Studio builds the project, starts the ASP.NET Development Server, and loads the Web site in Internet Explorer.

Create a Web page for a project

Click the Add New Item command on the Website menu, and then add a new Web Form or an HTML Page template to the project. Create and format the page by using the Web Page Designer.

Create a link to other Web pages on your Web site

Add a HyperLink control to your Web page, and then set the control’s NavigateUrl property to the address of the linked Web page.

Display database records on a Web page

Add a GridView control to a Web page in the Web Page Designer. Establish a connection to the database and format the data by using commands in the GridView Tasks list. (The Choose Data Source command starts the Data Source Configuration Wizard.)

Set the title displayed for Web pages on the Internet Explorer title bar

For each Web page, use the Properties window to set the DOCUMENT object’s Title property.

Adjust the banner title, menus, and other default values in the master page

Select the Site.Master file in Solution Explorer, and then click View Designer. Adjust the master page’s default values in the Designer.