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I would like to create an application which would present a web user with a form to fill out, then use that information to query files on the server and return the results to the web user. I do not have a certificate which causes issues using WPF. I think what I need is asp but am not sure and when I look at the templates in vs2010 there are several for asp. Being new to the web stuff I would appreciate and suggestions you may have as to the best approach to follow. I can code the application but can't seem to navigate the choice of template and how to get it deployed on IIS v6 on server 2003. What I hope to get in a response is a recommendation of the template to use (and why) and point me to a tutorial if possible. Thank you for taking time to help me out.


To clearify based on the first answer, I have already developed an application using MS VWebDeveloper Express using a WPF template. The issues I have had were 2 fold. Deploying without a certificate was a hassel. More inportantly when I got it deployed and started it from a user system it was looking for data on the user system not the server. I thought an ASP template might be the way to go but hate to waste a lot of time building if I am wrong. Also this app does not use a database it searches flat files.
Posted 26-Sep-12 7:23am
Updated 27-Sep-12 8:33am

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The problem is, that templates are just templates. You need to have deep knowledge about the "web stuff": how a http server works, how the browser and the server interact, how a http request-response pair looks like, what statelessness of http means, about html, javascript, css and of course the database engine you will use - I suppose SqlServer. That is a really good piece of knowledge you will have to acquire.
Let's start with the template: I know of none, that will bring you closer to your specification. Actually, I would use an empty ASP.NET MVC4 (or WebAPI) site template. But that's only a skeleton.
About the tutorials:
I would start with this one:[^]
Here is a good CSS tutorial:[^] and one for html:[^], and javascript:[^].
And finally, the official ASP-NET MVC tutorial:[^]

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