We've published a new series of tutorials about how to develop an ASP.NET 4.5 web application on the ASP.NET site: Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms
 
This five step tutorial series builds out a toy store application using Entity Framework Code First and a number of new features in ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms, including effective use of the new model binding features.

New ASP.NET 4.5 Features

Here's an outline of the tutorial series:

  • Introduction and Overview
    • Audience
    • Application Features
    • Application Scenarios and Tasks
    • Overview
    • Prerequisites
    • Download the Sample Application
    • Tutorial Support and Comments
    • After this Tutorial Series
  • Create the Project
    • Creating the Project
    • Understanding the Project Type
    • Reviewing the Project
    • Running the Default Web Application
    • ASP.NET Web Forms Background
    • Web Application Features in the Web Forms Application Template
    • Touring Visual Studio
  • Create the Data Access Layer
    • Creating the Data Models
    • Configuring the Application to Use the Data Model
    • Building the Application
  • UI and Navigation
    • Modifying the UI
    • Updating the Master Page
    • Adding Image Files
    • Adding Pages
    • Updating the Style Sheet
    • Modifying the Default Navigation
    • Adding a Data Control to Display Navigation Data
    • Linking the Data Control to the Database
    • Running the Application and Creating the Database
    • Reviewing the Database
  • Display Data Items and Details
    • Adding a Data Control to Display Products
    • Displaying Products
    • Adding Code to Display Products
    • Adding a Data Control to Display Product Details
    • Running the Application

Feedback is welcome, and you can post your comments here, with the sample or with the tutorials.

-- Erik Reitan
Web Platform and Tools Developer Content
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