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Posted 26 Jan 2002

ASP.NET Guestbook Application

, 26 Jan 2002
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A one-to-one ASP to ASP.NET port of a simple guestbook application using ASP and an Access database


This is a 1:1 port (regarding functionality) of my guestbook application written in VBScript for ASP, to a C# application written for ASP.NET.

Therefore, all the descriptions of the mentioned original guestbook article apply to this article as well. I will quote the most important facts here.

The guestbook has the following main-functionality:

  • Display entries with author-name, e-mail, date and text
  • Administration mode: delete entries
  • Navigation: jump to first page, last page, previous page, next page, discrete pages

The sample is ready-to-use. As-few-as-possible HTML-formatting (e.g., fonts) is done in order to keep it clear. You could modify the following things:

  • Change the language of the texts
  • Adjust the design to your needs
  • Extend the functionality


All code was written in a single ASP.NET file. No CodeBehind was used in order to keep the number of files small. The web.config file should be optional but helps in debugging the application.

To install, create a virtual directory (and an IIS application, which normally is done automatically). Then, copy the files in this directory. That's all.

Of course, you need to have the .NET Framework (with ASP.NET and ADO.NET) installed.


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Uwe Keim
Chief Technology Officer Zeta Producer Desktop CMS
Germany Germany
Uwe does programming since 1989 with experiences in Assembler, C++, MFC and lots of web- and database stuff and now uses ASP.NET and C# extensively, too. He has also teached programming to students at the local university.

In his free time, he does climbing, running and mountain biking. Recently he became a father of a cute boy.

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QuestionNewbie question here Pin
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