Due to open source development or open source framework, popularity and likeliness of ASP.NET have been affected negatively for development of medium size website or web application due to need of having license version of software and SQL server for database. Hence, for complex web & Windows application, it kept its importance intact due to high end robust architecture and security. Below is the quick introduction of important features of ASP.net.
To use ASP.NET, you need to download Microsoft visual studio which supported variety of language like Visual C++, Visual J#, Visual C# and Visual Basic. It means, you get the flexibility in developing website in one of the supported language with which you are familiar and comfortable.
It comes with inbuilt library for web components which you may use in your website and application. It provides drag and drop functionality to create user interface or front end. You can also use third party components like DevExpress which provides advance functions than that of by default.
When you drag any components to user interface page, it automatically generates the code for those components at back end which you can see double clicking any components. It also allows you to create event, set style property with easy to use component property window.
The most important thing any website or web apps is the client and server side validation to ensure proper process flow. As it provides large group of validation control which you can use with association of any components used in your website and don’t require to write even single line of code for validation.
As programming for various database functions, it has separate module named ADO.NET which simplify the complexity in developing custom database and its related requirement.
Integration of third party web services is easier in ASP.Net compare to other platform available.
Just like other programming language and solution, there is framework and CMS available which one can integrate to reduce the amount of repetitive code require writing manually.
Above are the key features of which you should aware of whenever you need to make decision on selection of web development technology. As it is not available as an open source, for implementing complex requirement you need to hire Chicago web development firm with core knowledge and experience of developing complex apps.