This article focuses on the foundations of .NET programming. It starts with a language primer on the basics; it then covers some more in-depth programming features and language-related IDE enhancements. The article concludes with an overview and map of the .NET Framework class library.
To help tame large applications and organize site functionality, ASP.NET MVC 2 introduced the concept of areas. Areas allow you to segregate controllers, models, and views into different physical locations, with the area-specific pieces in a single area folder. This article shows how T4MVC templates help you generate URLs and links between areas.
It’s not always about new features. Sometimes a framework is differentiated by performance, stability and reliability. Here’s a rundown of upcoming performance improvements in the .NET Framework 4.5 that affect the CLR, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, Entity Framework and more.