What is the difference between ASP and ASP.NET?Ask Questions

 Posted on 08/03/2018

Describe the basic difference between

ASP and ASP.NET?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Asked by Hardik Parekh on 08/03/2018 Score: 234 points
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Answered by hardik chaudhary on 8/3/2018 12:57:13 PM Score: 553 points


  • It has limited oops support and not having built in support for xml.
  • Very less development and debugging tool available. Meaning that difficult to debug the code.
  • ASP you can only do scripting using visual basic scripting and java scripting.
  • Error handling is very poor.
  • It has no high level programming structure. Mixed of html and server side scripting.
  • You must be entering first line as -


  • It has no in built validation control. Meaning that validating page is difficult for developers.
  • In the classic ASP if you need to update code on the existing page then it is mandatory to restart the server to get reflect.



  • ASP.NET is full featured object oriented programming.
  • It has full support of xml. Which helps easy data exchange.
  • Various tools and compiler available. Microsoft Visual studio makes your debugging job easier.
  • ASP.NET we can use either C# or VB.NET as server side programming language.
  • ASP.NET gives you three tire architecture. It allow you to keep your business logic, views everything separate. Meaning that easy to enhance applications.
  • Error handling is very good.
  • You are required to make language directive with page as below.

 <%@Page Language="VB" CodePage="960"%>

<%@QutputCache Duration="60" VaryByParam="none" %>

  • It has state management support.
  • In built validation controls. It has rich validation set - custom validator, range validator, regular expression, compare and require field validation control which makes your job easier.


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