E-commerce Starter Kit

E-commerce starter kit is an ASP.NET 2.0 application that represents a typical e-commerce store front. It demonstrates many ASP.NET 2.0 features such as master pages, 3 tier data access using Object Data Source, Data Bound controls, Membership and more...


The features of the starter kit include:

  • Categorized product catalog
  • Shopping cart
  • Order history
  • Product search
  • Short and long description
  • Top products
  • Product Reviews
  • Membership

ESK is developed using ASP.NET 2.0 and uses following features:

  • Completely based on n-tier architecture 
  • Generics based data transfer between the layers
  • Forms based authentication 
  • User management via Membership providers 
  • Themes 
  • Master pages 
  • New data source controls - ObjectDataSource 
  • New data bound controls – GridView

System Requirements

  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Web Developer Express edition
  • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

Installation Instructions

  • Download the latest version of ESK from the above URL
  • Unzip the downloaded ZIP file at your end to extract .VSI file
  • Double click on the .VSI file to start a wizard
  • The wizard will guide you to further installation
  • Select File > New Web Site dialog in VS.NET.
  • Locate ESK project template in New Web Site dialog
  • Create a new web site using ESK template to begin exploring the kit

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Posted On : 04 April 2006

Tags : ASP.NET Data Access ADO.NET Sample Applications Projects