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Posted By:      Posted Date: August 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

I'm fairly new to ASP.NET and I'm trying to think of the best way to implement my first dynamic website. I've noticed the ASP.NET Configuration tool and it seems quite useful but I have a few questions:

1. Can this page be accessed when the website goes live or is it best to make your own?

2. Can this tool handle custom SQL databases or must everything be built into the default one?

3. Can this tool be setup for local use initially and then changed for the hosting server details later on?

The website I'm build will have user account features, with a news and articles section which the user will be able to interact with. So I need to create a database to handle this. However I don't know whether to completely ignore this tool and just make everything custom or try and incorporate that into the ASP.NET Configuration tool. Also, if everything is made custom can you still use the membership tool in visual studio? Thanks for any help :) 

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