Below are links pointing to the most popular ASP.NET topics on MSDN over the last year (02/2009 to 02/2010). Rather than just providing a list of the top MSDN topics, I expanded the list by providing the top 10 for managed reference and general reference. The links below point to the latest released topic version (currently 3.5). However, you can also choose to view a specific version (2.0, 3.0 or 3.5, 4.0 Beta) by viewing the topic and choosing the link to the right of each topic title.  These topics are the highest rated, most viewed MSDN topics. If you have a favorite ASP.NET topic on MSDN, let us know. We hope you find this list interesting and helpful!

 Top 10 Topics – Conceptual/Orientation

1.       ASP.NET Page Life Cycle Overview

2.       ASP.NET Web Applications

3.       ASP.NET Master Pages Overview

4.       ASP.NET Session State Overview

5.       What's New in ASP.NET 4 and Visual Web Developer

6.       ASP.NET Cookies Overview

7.       ASP.NET Web Site Paths

8.       ASP.NET User Controls

9.       Using ASP.NET Web Services

10.   Introduction to Membership

Top 10 Types – Managed Reference

1.       GridView Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

2.       ScriptManager Class (System.Web.UI)

3.       FileUpload Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

4.       TreeView Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

5.       Login Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

6.       UpdatePanel Class (System.Web.UI)

7.       Page Class (System.Web.UI)

8.       DataGrid Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

9.       Menu Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

10.   ListView Class (System.Web.UI.WebControls)

Top 10 Reference - General

1.       ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet_regiis.exe)

2.       @ Page

3.       ASP.NET SQL Server Registration Tool (Aspnet_regsql.exe)

4.       @ OutputCache

5.       Application Directives

6.       Code Declaration Blocks

7.       Server-Side Object Tag Syntax

8.       Server-Side Include Directive Syntax

9.       Directives for ASP.NET Web Pages

10.   Code Render Blocks

 

-- Erik Reitan
ASP.NET User Education
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