ASP.NET 2.0 And Expression Web - What's the Difference?

Posted on 2008-11-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm an ASP.NET 2.0 developer, who's heard a lot about Expression Web 2 by visiting Microsoft's site.  I've heard that it's capable of producting full ASP.NET 2.0 pages.  If so, then I wanted to hear from a user...what does Expression Web 2 have that Visual Studio 2005 doesn't?  What's so great about it?  And is there anything that I'll be missing if I jump from Visual Studio 2005 to Expression Web 2?

I want to be able to create .NET 2.0 pages...and maybe 3.5 pages later as I learn the framework.
Question by:redmission
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    Expert Comment

    Expression Web is the new Frontpage. It's a simplified website editor with ASP.Net functionality.
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    If you want a better experience on web development, I would recommend SilverLight.

    Author Comment

    So why use Visual Studio or Expression Web over the other?
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    Accepted Solution

    Quite simple:

    Expression Web: Designer tools and offering lots more of functionality then vs for designing.

    Visual Studio: In the others and, VS is a Developer tools (code-behind, web services, user controls, server controls, database connectivity..)... it also offer lots more of functionality.

    There is two great links.

    Silverlight in the others will "replace" your aspx gui with a "flash style" gui, but with the power of .net framework.... official silverligth 2 juste release 2 week ago.. should wait if you plan to make a complete "Silverlight" public wide web application.

    Hope this help!

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