Incase of Visual Studio.Net, web site configuration is improved. You can easily manage application settings using the Web Site Administration Tool, which provides a wizard-like interface for setting up and maintaining your applications. The Web Site Administration Tool is particularly useful for managing remote sites (for example, sites that are hosted by an ASP.NET-compatible ISP).
ASP.NET includes features to make Web site management easier for both Web site developers and for administrators. Configuration files include a richer set of elements that give site developers control over new features and finer control over existing ones. A new configuration API makes it possible to control configuration programmatically.
New tools provide a GUI interface for configuring applications — the new Web Site Administration Tool makes it easy for Web site developers to manage their own sites using a Web-based interface (both locally and remotely), and an ASP.NET-specific MMC snap-in allows site administrators to manage complex configuration scenarios using a standard Windows server-based tool.
Web sites can include an App_Code folder into which site developers can put source code that is then compiled automatically as part of the Web site, making it unnecessary to compile components or controls before using them in a site. An App_Data folder is reserved for databases (for example, SQL Server Express Edition .mdf files). Special folders for resources contain XML-based files containing strings and other resources for localization, which are dynamically compiled into assemblies at runtime. For details, see ASP.NET Web Site Layout.
You can add site navigation to your Web sites by defining a site map (typically an XML file). You can then use new navigation controls such as the TreeView and SiteMapPath controls that can automatically create a menu or tree view of pages, or that can display a navigation path (also known as a breadcrumb) showing the current page hierarchy. For details, see ASP.NET Site Navigation Overview.
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