This download has been created for the Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms and Visual Studio 2013 (Wingtip Toys) tutorial series available on the ASP.NET web site. This series of tutorials guides you through the steps required to create an ASP.NET Web Forms application using Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web and ASP.NET 4.5.

The Wingtip Toys sample application was designed to show specific ASP.NET concepts and features available to ASP.NET web developers. This sample application was not optimized for all possible circumstances in regard to scalability and security. When working with PayPal, consider using the PayPal NuGet package. Additionally, when working with PayPal strings, consider using the SecureString function.

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The application you'll create is named WingtipToys. It's a simplified example of a store front web site that sells items online. This tutorial series highlights new features available in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2013.

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Getting Started with ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms and Visual Studio 2013

Comments are welcome, and we'll make every effort to update this tutorial series based on your suggestions.


The intended audience of this tutorial series is experienced developers who are new to ASP.NET Web Forms. A developer interested in this tutorial series should have the following skills:

Application Features

The ASP.NET Web Form features presented in this series include:

Application Scenarios and Tasks

Tasks demonstrated in this first series include:


If you are new to ASP.NET Web Forms but have familiarity with programming concepts, you have the right tutorial. If you are already familiar with ASP.NET Web Forms, you can benefit from this tutorial series by the new features available in ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2013. If you are unfamiliar with programming concepts and ASP.NET Web Forms, see Getting Started on the ASP.NET Web site for additional tutorial information.

In addition to the features mention above, this code sample specifically includes the following ASP.NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2013 features:

For a complete list of ASP.NET 4.5 features, see ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Release Notes.

The Wingtip Toys Sample Application

The following screen shots provide a quick view of the ASP.NET Web forms application that you will create in this tutorial series. When you run the application from Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web, you will see the following web Home page.


Download the Sample Application

After installing the prerequisites, you are ready to begin creating the new Web project that is presented in this tutorial series. If you would like to run the sample application that this tutorial series creates, you can download it from the MSDN Samples site (here). This download contains the following in the C# folder:

The download is a .zip file. To see the completed project that this tutorial series creates, find and select the C# folder in the .zip file. Save the C# folder to your Visual Studio 2013 Projects folder. By default this is the following folder:

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects

Rename the C# folder to WingtipToys.


If you already have a folder named WingtipToys in your Projects folder, temporarily rename that existing folder before renaming the C# folder.

To run the completed project, open the WingtipToys folder and double-click the WingtipToys.sln file. Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web will open the project. Next, right-click the Default.aspx file in the Solution Explorer window and click View In Browser from the right-click menu.

To use PayPal with this sample, you must modify this sample by adding the API Username, the API Password, and the Signature. See the Integrating PayPal section of the Checkout and Payment with PayPal tutorial. Also, you must update the LoalHost port number. See the Update the LocalHost Port Number in the PayPal Class section of the Checkout and Payment with PayPal tutorial.