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Welcome and thank you for choosing ASPRunnerNET!

ASPRunnerNET creates a set of C#/VB.NET pages to access and modify any MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or MS Access database. Using generated C#/VB.NET pages users can search, edit, delete, and add data into the database. ASPRunnerNET is extremely easy to learn, you can get started in just 15 minutes!



ASPRunnerNET offers a large number of application templates - ready-made themed websites with complete graphical interface and database structure. All of the templates are easy to work with and completely customizable. The template can be used as a stand-alone website or can be integrated with other ASPRunnerNET web applications.

Some of the templates available with ASPRunnerNET are Cars, Classified ads, Knowledge base, Real estate, Job listings, and News.

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Wide range of database support

ASPRunnerNET supports four database types, including MySQL, SQL Server, MS Access, and PostgreSQL. Even if you don't have a database, the software helps you create one.

ASPRunnerNET lets you connect to your local database or a database located on a remote server.

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Multiple database connections

ASPRunnerNET lets you add multiple data sources and mix several database types in a single ASPRunnerNET project. You can have a master table in MySQL and a details table in MS Access. The same applies to lookup tables.


The multiple database connections feature is a part of the Enterprise Edition of ASPRunnerNET.

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Page Designer

WYSIWYG Page Designer allows you to customize the look and feel of your application by using drag-n-drop and configuring the properties of pages, cells, and elements. ASPRunnerNET presents you with a proposed layout for each page. However, the layout and all of the elements on the pages can be easily modified.

Page Designer allows you to drag and drop, copy and paste the objects around the page. For all of the fields and labels on the page, you can change the font, size, color, style, indentation, and alignment.

Page Designer also allows you to apply custom CSS to elements.

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Reports and Charts

ASPRunnerNET lets you build sophisticated, highly customizable interactive charts and reports to complement your website. You can choose from multiple chart and report types.

You also get a Web Charts and Reports Builder as a part of the ASPRunnerNET Enterprise Edition, which lets you build the charts and reports online. Just like in the software, the Web Charts and Reports Builder offers a large selection of charts and reports that take just minutes to configure. You can reuse the same security settings you have established in the program to decide which data sources you would like to expose to the users, and what permissions those users would have.

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With ASPRunnerNET you can create various types of easy to read and powerful dashboards. They allow you to display multiple related or unrelated objects on the same page like grids, single record views, master and details together, search pages, maps, or even code snippets. You can change the dashboard layout and customize its appearance.

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Application Preview

After you have built your web application, ASPRunnerNET provides you with multiple options on how to preview it. You can view your application in the browser locally. You can upload files to the remote Web server using a built-in FTP client or to the Demo Account.

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SQL Editor

ASPRunnerNET automatically creates an SQL query that can be visually modified with the Query Designer or edited as a text. The SQL Editor also allows you to preview the results of your SQL statement, create joins with drag-n-drop, and specify the criteria (where, order by, group by, etc.).

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ASPRunnerNET allows you to password-protect the access to your web application. You can either hardcode the username and password, store the login combinations in the database, or use the Active Directory authentication. You can add the Login with Facebook option to your site and allow guest access.

ASPRunnerNET also allows you to set up user groups permissions where you can restrict access for certain groups of users to tables, views, pages, and site functionality.

Enterprise Edition of ASPRunnerNET adds the Active Directory support.

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User Login Settings

ASPRunnerNET lets you create a New User Registration page as well as secure your pages from automated abuse using CAPTCHA protection, which easily determines whether the user is a bot or a human. You can also restrict users from entering weak passwords and allow them to request password reminders.

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Dynamic Permissions

With dynamic permissions, ASPRunnerNET lets you create and modify the permissions and assign users to certain groups within the generated web application. So that when you need to modify the permissions, create a new group, or assign users to groups, you don't have to rebuild the project. Dynamic Permissions are especially helpful for larger corporations where the application security administrators are not the actual users of ASPRunnerNET.

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Multilanguage support

ASPRunnerNET supports more than 30 languages giving your users an ability to choose the language while logging in. You can also add the translations for table names and fields.

The list of supported languages includes: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bosnian, Catalan, Chinese, Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Danish, Dutch (Belgian), Dutch (Standard), English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malaysian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Standard), Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu.

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With ASPRunnerNET you can expand the functionality of your application by adding your code to events. Events are actions that are performed automatically when certain conditions are met.

Events allow you to send an email with a new data, save data in another table, check record uniqueness, show info related to the current record, etc. You can either select one of the predefined actions, copy-paste some of the sample events, or write the code from scratch.

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Master-Details Relationships

With ASPRunnerNET all of your data sources and the relationships between them, including master-details, are visually displayed, making them very intuitive to understand and manage. You can link two or more data sets using drag-n-drop. Once you have established the relationships, you can navigate through master records and quickly jump over to the details of those records in the application.

Some basic scenarios of master-details relationships are customers and their orders data, patients and their medical records, or students and information about their courses.

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Rich Text Editor Controls

ASPRunnerNET supports three third party rich text editors to make sure you have a measure of control over content formatting. The included editors are Basic Rich Text Editor, CKEditor, and InnovaStudio Editor. They vary in features, versatility, and footprints.

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Images and Documents

ASPRunnerNET lets you upload documents and images of any type to the database or directory on the web server. You can also create image thumbnails on the fly, resize images on upload, or display them in galleries.

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Dependent Dropdown Boxes

With ASPRunnerNET, you can create and use linked dropdown boxes, where values shown in the second dropdown box depend on the value you've chosen in the first one. You can link together as many dropdown boxes as you need in a linear chain or have multiple dropdown boxes link to the same master dropdown control.

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Edit Controls

ASPRunnerNET offers a large variety of edit controls, which allow you to customize the appearance of the fields on Edit and Add pages. The field formats you can choose from include text field, date, time, checkbox, radio button, file/image, lookup wizard, and others.

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Integration With Existing Website

ASPRunnerNET lets you seamlessly integrate the web applications you build into your existing website. You can closely match the look and feel of all of your pages.



Ajax-based functionality

ASPRunnerNET comes with built-in AJAX-based functionality making your websites much more user-friendly. You can search for information more efficiently than ever with a Google-like auto-suggest feature. The AJAX driven dependent dropdown boxes also load much faster. With Ajax, you can preview the content by simply hovering over the links.

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FTP Upload

ASPRunnerNET lets you upload the entire application to your web server via a built-in or a third-party FTP. You can set the upload properties based on your needs.

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Create/Modify Database Tables

ASPRunnerNET lets you create and modify the tables right in the software. You can access the table properties where you can set the field names, types, sizes, and select the primary key field. If you don't have a database at all, ASPRunnerNET helps you create one too.

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Additional Templates

To complement the list of our built-in application templates, we offer three more templates as the Templates Pack that can significantly enhance your web application. The Templates Pack includes the Shopping Cart template, Calendar template, and Members template.

The Templates Pack is available for purchase for all existing ASPRunnerNET users and is guaranteed to integrate with other ASPRunnerNET projects.



Cascade Menu Builder

The Cascade Menu Builder lets you organize your tables into a multi-level menu for quicker navigation. This feature is particularly useful to users with a large number of tables. You can have as many groups and subgroups as you need. Depending on your page layout, the cascade menu appears as a horizontal menu, vertical menu, or a tree-like vertical menu.

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ASPRunnerNET allows you to import CSV files, Excel 2007 (.xlsx) and Excel 97-2003 (.xls) files. You can copy and paste import data instead of uploading the file that can be extremely useful on mobile devices. Column mapping is also supported.

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