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You don't need VS.net for asp.net development. I've been using a combination of Notepad and Macromedia Homesite. Even though it would be infinitely easier to drag-n-drop, I like coding by hand.
There are obviously numerous editors you can use including good old notepad. <BR><BR>I've used VS.Net Beta as well as several WYSWYG editors and keep coming back to a simple, but really useful editor called EditPlus.<BR><BR>It may be that I just like to personally lay down all the code, but I really like using this editor for ASP and ASP.Net.<BR><BR>You can check it out at www.editplus.net<BR><BR>Tom T