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What are the differences between ASP.NET Beta 2 and Version 1.0?

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Answer: In mid-January 2002, Microsoft released the official v1.0 of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework (sounds like a band, or movie, no?). In any case, if you've yet to upgrade to this version, you can get the needed bits at www.asp.net.

If you ever used ASP.NET Beta 1, you'll no doubt remember the vast number of changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2 (see this previous FAQ, for more information). Fortunately, there are only some very minor changes between Beta 2 and v1.0. In fact, your ASP.NET Web pages will mroe than likely run as-is. (If you are using code-behind pages you will need to recompile the DLLs; similarly, any components compiled with the Beta 2 compiler, while most likely syntactically correct, will need to be recompiled with a v1.0 compiler.)

However, there are some changes between Beta 2 and ASP.NET v1.0, mostly low-level ones that, as an ASP.NET Web page designer, you will not have to worry about. The list of changes, though, if you're interested, can be found at: http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/upgrade/default.aspx

For more information on ASP.NET be sure to visit ASPNET.4GuysFromRolla.com. Happy Programming!

FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at 1/28/2002 7:19:13 PM to the ASP.NET category. This FAQ has been viewed 43,770 times.

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