|The ASP.NET Web
Matrix Project is a lightweight, easy to use tool for developing web
applications with ASP.NET. Its community features integrate the active
.NET community to enable both novice and advanced developers to learn
how to develop with ASP.NET. The Web Matrix Project ties in the ASP.NET
community with features like instant messenger and chat room
integration, as well as community based help. All of this plus a WYSIWYG
web form designer is available in a ~1MB package.
The ASP.NET Web Matrix Project
- A lightweight,
easy to use, community oriented tool for building ASP.NET applications
- Built entirely on
the .NET Framework in C#
- Shipping with MSDE
(as separate download)
The ASP.NET Web Matrix
Project is designed to:
- Connect developers
to the ASP.NET community
- Help developers
provide feedback on new features
- Experiment with
new feature ideas
The ASP.NET Web Matrix is
complimentary to Visual Studio .NET:
- Web Matrix is
built with the hobbyist developer in mind – VS .NET is an awesome tool for
the enterprise developer
- Web Matrix is a
great way to develop ASP.NET skills, then later migrate to VS .NET
ASP.NET Web Matrix
ASP.NET Page Designer. Rapidly create
ASP.NET pages using the rich WYSIWYG designer. Drag and drop ASP.NET Server
controls from the Toolbox onto your page. Select individual server controls
to get in-place designer editing support as well as full property grid
customization. Simply double-click a server control to get automatic event
wireup of server event handlers.
SQL and MSDE Database Management.
Integrated support to create and edit SQL and MSDE databases. Create new
databases, add/edit/delete tables and stored procedures, and edit data
content all directly within the Web Matrix tool. Auto-generate ADO.NET code
to execute SQL statements and stored procedures using built-in code
Easy Data Bound UI Generation. Web
Matrix makes it easy to create data bound pages without writing code. Drop
SQL tables on your page to create data-bound grids, or start with Data Page
templates for reports or Master/Detail pages. Code builders help you
generate code to select, insert, update and delete SQL data.
XML Web Services Support. Easily add
XML Web Service support to your applications. Web Matrix provides support
for developers to easily expose a SOAP-based XML Web Service, as well as
call and consume a XML Web Service hosted on another server.
Build Mobile Applications. Write
mobile-web-enabled applications for a wide variety of mobile devices such as
cell phones, pagers and PDAs. Web Matrix provides drag-and-drop design
support for authoring mobile pages using ASP.NET and the Mobile Internet
Projectless File and FTP Workspaces.
Web Matrix supports both FTP-based and file-based workspaces that allow
developers to easily organize and edit their ASP.NET applications. Simply
double-click a file within the workspace tree to open it for editing. No
FrontPage server extensions or project system required.
Development Web Server. Develop and
test your ASP.NET applications, without requiring IIS. Web Matrix includes a
lightweight personal web server that serves most web content, including
ASP.NET pages and XML Web Services, for local requests.
Community Integration. Web Matrix
provides a built-in gateway to the ASP.NET community right within the IDE --
allowing you to browse community web sites and search the ASP.NET Forums and
Newsgroups for help.
For more information, please visit the
ASP.NET Web Matrix Project Web Site.