I am new to ASP.Net. I have Visual Studio.Net 2003 Professional running on Windows XP Professional. When I try to create a new Web Application in Visual Studio, I get an error message saying that a connection cannot be established with the server, "localhost" on my computer. However, when I was going to write this thread, I went to create a new project while I was online on the Internet, in order to get the exact message, and Visual Studio created the project successfully. I tried doing this with only Internet Explorer running, but not actually online, and that did not work. I cannot work and have to be on the Internet, since I am using a dial-up connection and would have no way of remaining online without being timed out. I haven't seen anything in any of the books about having to actually be logged onto the Internet while working on an ASP.Net project. What can I do to correct this problem?