What is ASP.NET?
It is the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s middleware for the Internet. ASP.NET is built upon the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework has 2 main components that is : the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The CLR is the foundation of the .NET Framework.
You can think of it as an agent that manages code at execution time for both Windows and ASP.NET applications. The class library, the other main component of the .NET Framework, is an object-oriented collection of reusable components that you can use to develop applications for both Windows and the Web. ASP.NET is therefore the required environment that supports developers who use the .NET Framework to develop Web-based applications.
The .NET framework is a free download, but the development tools can be pricey.In ASP.NET, you don’t need to write any code to display the data: you will just need to write the code to bind the data to an object called a DataGrid (which can be done in just a couple of lines). Then, you just have to create a reference on your page to where that DataGrid should go. The DataGrid will be rendered as a table, and will contain all of the data extracted from the database.