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Test Your Knowledge: Understanding ASP.NET File Types
Summary
Lots of different file extensions are used in ASP.NET projects. Test your knowledge on the basics these file types.
 
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Common ASP.NET File Types

Files that Contain UI

The ubiquitous .aspx

Common UI with .master

Post-development flashy UI with .skin

Files that Contain Code

Code behind the web pages with .aspx.cs or .aspx.vb, etc.

Code for the common UI with .master.cs or .master.vb, etc.

UI-less code with .cs, .vb, etc.

Setting up the site with .config

Less Common ASP.NET File Types

Custom Controls in .ascx files

Web Services in .asmx files

HTTP Handlers in .ashx files

Figure 1. ASP.net extensions are handled by the aspnet_isapi.dll

Global Events in .asax files

TOC for the entire site via .sitemap files

Support for multiple browsers with .browser files

Non-ASP.NET File Types

Image files

The raw .htm, .html

Styling with .css

The world of XML with .xml, .xslt, .xsd

Most acceptable scripting with .js

Databases with .mdf, .ldf

 
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