Every now and then we’ll be faced with filename extensions that leave us scratching our heads. From HEIC to XAPK all the way through to the fairly common FLAC files, there’s a good chance that these files will turn up and we won’t know what to do with them.
ASPX files are a perfect example of this and can be particularly frustrating because, by default, Windows doesn’t know what to do with them either (the irony being that this file format was created by Microsoft). The good news is that you can open .ASPX files, but unless you’re working in IT on web servers or web development, you probably won’t need to.
With that said, other common file types like .pdf and .jpg can sometimes erroneously appear as .aspx files, so it may prove to be of some interest to you.
What Is an ASP or ASPX File?
“ASP” is an acronym for Active Server Page and is a scripting language for dynamic webpages (content that changes over time or under different circumstances). Think of it as an alternative to PHP but developed by Microsoft.
It’s an old and outdated format and was succeeded in 2002 by ASPX (or ASP.net), which was designed to fetch elements from servers based on the shiny new .NET framework.
You can recognize a site built on the ASP.NET framework by the URL in your address bar with the “.aspx” suffix.
How to Open ASPX Files
Opening an ASPX file will depend on what you want to do with it.
If you see an .asp or .aspx file in your Downloads folder, there’s a chance it was meant to be another type of file, like a PDF. If you think that’s the case, then right-click the file, click Rename, then replace the .aspx extension with .pdf or whatever it is you think it should be.
Once you’ve done that, try opening it to see if it works.
If not, then it may be a genuine .ASPX file containing the scripts and code to help display ASPX-websites on your PC.
You can open an ASPX file in pretty much any text or visual code app, from Notepad to more advanced apps like Notepad++ and Microsoft Visual Studio.
You may also find ASPX files further suffixed by the .RESX extension. These are known as “resource files” and store binary site data, like images, video files, and so on.
These are useful to programmers because they can be exchanged with other .RESX files without having to recompile all the data and again can be opened with text editors. For a regular user, these will be linked to ASP.NET-based sites that you’ve visited and will again help load their elements in your browser.
How many times have you thought about creating an application but didn’t know where to start?
Fortunately, in 2021, the construction of an application is no longer a project that can only be achieved by programmers. Designers, founders, and entrepreneurs can now build their application with new code-free tools that allow creation without code knowledge.
Thanks to drag & drop builders, intuitive interfaces and explanatory tutorials, these tools allow you to bring your idea to life and quickly publish your app in the App stores.
Creating an application is no longer a mission impossible! Below I have collected the most interesting no-code tools born in recent years.
V.one is a platform that allows you to easily create an application thanks to a drag & drop builder. This tool won the Product Hunt 2020 Golden Kitty Awards as the best no-code tool thanks to its ease of use that makes it accessible to everyone.
V.one provides multiple templates and predefined templates that you can use to compose your app. Once the user interface is created, you can easily connect your data and you are ready to publish your app in the App Store or Play Store.
V.one also allows you to integrate various useful tools such as Airtable, Stripe, Zapier and it can also convert your Webflow e-commerce into a native app for iOS and Android.
What to note is that you will be the owner of your code. You can then download it and use it however you want.
V.one is a tool born recently and new updates will certainly be made in the coming months. If you are still not convinced to buy one of their plans, you can request access to try the platform by signing up for the waiting list.
Adalo is another tool that allows you to create apps from building blocks.
Adalo provides reusable components that you can use to compose the interface of your app. You can choose between lists, forms, navigation menus, buttons, in short, everything you need to create your UI.
After that, you can set up dynamic actions that will allow you to bring your app to life. You can create links between pages, insert push notifications, create logins for authentication, integrate Zapier and much more.
Finally, you can create your database and connect it to your app, thus making your project real and running.
Adalo has also created a Component marketplace that collects components made by third-party developers that can be used comfortably in your no-code app.
React Native developers can participate in the creation of new components for both market and personal use.
On their website, you will find numerous examples of apps created with Adalo.
It is possible to try Adalo thanks to a free plan but with some limitations, otherwise, Pro and Business plans are available with many more features.
FultterFlow is an online no-code platform that allows you to easily create an app visually. FlutterFlow supports the integration of Firebase, the platform created by Google for the development of mobile and desktop applications.
Thanks to an intuitive builder, you can quickly create the interface of your native app with drag & drop.
Your design will be transformed into a clean Flutter code, ready to be exported and edited at will.
Furthermore, it is possible to integrate third-party services such as Algolia and Codemagic which allow you to enhance your no-code app.
Flutter Flow was created by two former Google developers and can be tested by filling out the early access form on their website.
Zeroqode is a vast platform, known for some years now, which collects tools for creating no-code applications.
It provides everything you need to build web and mobile apps quickly and without necessarily knowing code development.
The platform currently offers over 100 app templates to start with and then modify as needed. The templates created by the full-stack developers are divided according to areas of interest, such as education, food and entertainment, and are a useful starting point for founders, designers or developers who want to see their ideas realized in a short time.
In addition to templates, Zeroqode provides plugins and Blocks for Bubble (a powerful code-free platform for building web apps). It also offers the ability to convert your web app into a native app for Android and iOS in 24 hours! On the website, you will also find a section dedicated to learning with different courses to learn how to build products without code.
In short, many resources to start your code-free journey in the best possible way.
The prices of the app templates are specified on the website and differ based on the app and the type of license you choose to purchase.