We need to create a couple of dozen forms on SharePoint 2010 and would like to use ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2010 for this task. The forms need to have the same look-and-feel. The current forms are in various versions of ASP.NET as well as classic ASP and lack a common platform and have various look-and-feel.
From what we've read, Application Pages are the way to go. In our setup, we use publishing pages for our web sites, and the pages reference a custom page layout. Can the Application Pages use the custom page layout? What about the modal dialog technique described here?
Considering the number of forms involved, we can use your advice and guidance on how to use ASP.NET effectively to build the forms and implement them in SharePoint 2010. One other note: InfoPath is not an option for us. Thank you.