If you do not have Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web installed, please so before continuing to read this drill.
Visual Studio is an Integrated development environment. It is a basically the Microsoft Word of creating web applications. Visual Studio programs, much like other Microsoft Programs have an interface which isn’t too far from the ‘Ribbon Interface’.
Creating your First Visual Studio Project
1. To start, click the button that says New Project on the left hand side. Then click Web and select ASP.NET Web Application. Feel free to give your project the name of your choice. Press OK after naming your project.
2. Within the New ASP.NET Project dialog box, select and click on the MVC template and press OK.
3. Visual Studio’s default template is well optimized and it allows people to create a working ASP.NET MVCapplication right out of the gate You can create a very simple ‘Hello World’ application, or create any project of your choice.
4. Click the F5 button to start debugging. Pressing F5 launches IIS Express and starts your web app. Visual Studio opens the browser and opens the home page of your application. The address bar of the browser says ‘localhost:port#’ and not something like www.pranayesh.com. This is because localhost refers to your particular computer, and not a computer on the web. Visual Studios runs web projects on a random port. The port number that Visual Studio uses is dependent upon your computer and your particular configuration.
Right off the bat the Visual Studio’s default template gives you Home, Contact and About links.
The application also has options to Register and Log in. Congratulations! You have created a starter web app! You now have to the tools the further improve and customize your application to suit your needs.