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Hi everyone,
I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made extra cash
making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one typically
uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the paradigm of
making your software and selling the actual scripts/software (as was common
with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop "service" oriented
software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on the
developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling the client
scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own server, all
for a one-time charge.)

Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit there. Thanks for
all help!

John
Nov 17 '05 #1
8 1078
You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and
sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that you
can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file.
You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see
your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows
Application world.

Tommy,

sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
Hi everyone,
I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made extra cash
making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one typically
uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the paradigm of
making your software and selling the actual scripts/software (as was common
with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop "service" oriented
software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on the
developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling the client
scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own server, all
for a one-time charge.)

Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit there. Thanks for
all help!

John

Nov 17 '05 #2
That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person references the DLL
in their project how do they connect to it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from an
ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

"Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and
sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that you
can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file.
You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see
your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows
Application world.

Tommy,

sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message

news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
Hi everyone,
I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made extra cash making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one typically uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the paradigm of making your software and selling the actual scripts/software (as was common with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop "service" oriented software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on the
developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling the client scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own server, all for a one-time charge.)

Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit there. Thanks for all help!

John

Nov 17 '05 #3
Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect to
it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from an
ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?


"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically, DLLs are located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be stored in
the System's Global Assembly Cache.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
.Net Developer
http://www.takempis.com
Neither a follower nor a lender be.

"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person references the

DLL
in their project how do they connect to it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from an ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

"Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and
sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that you
can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file.
You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see
your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows
Application world.

Tommy,

sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message

news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> Hi everyone,
>
>
> I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made extra
cash
> making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one

typically
> uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the paradigm of
> making your software and selling the actual scripts/software (as was

common
> with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop "service"

oriented
> software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on
the > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling

the client
> scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own

server, all
> for a one-time charge.)
>
> Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit there.

Thanks for
> all help!
>
> John



Nov 17 '05 #4
OK then if I reference the DLL by placing it in the folder. Let's say the
dll has a control or page class defined. Then all that is necessary to use
that particular control or page class is to reference it from within a
project page?

If so then what would that reference look like in the page making the
reference? That is the part which is unclear to me. Getting the DLL into the
project is simple. But if the DLL contains pages and controls of it's own
how are they used withion the project. An example might be a Discussion
Forum DLL that was designed and compiled into a DLL. You then reference the
DLL in the project which will use the the Discussion Forum among other
items. If the discussion forum DLL defines a page (let's say the entry page
for the Discussion Forum) how do you go about using that page in the
project? Is it defined in the class browser and you reference it on a blank
page? I must be missing something here because I've used DLL's before. I'm
having difficulty seeing how you can take a complete project ...complile it
and then use it in another project without being able to see the files as
you would if you were not working with a DLL.

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:eq**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Well, from the visual studio.net ide there is a folder in every project,
"References" to reference a .dll you simply right click the folder, click
add reference, and then browse for the .dll you want to include in your
project. Everything else (for hooking up the .dll) is done for you.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect to
it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from an
ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?


"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically, DLLs
are
located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be
stored in the System's Global Assembly Cache.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
.Net Developer
http://www.takempis.com
Neither a follower nor a lender be.

"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person references the DLL
> in their project how do they connect to it?
> If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from
an
> ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
>
>
>
> "Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
> news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and
> > sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that

you > > can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file. > > You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
> > they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see > > your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
> > custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows > > Application world.
> >
> > Tommy,
> >
> > sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message
> news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made extra
> cash
> > > making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one > typically
> > > uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the

paradigm
> of
> > > making your software and selling the actual scripts/software (as

was > common
> > > with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop "service" > oriented
> > > software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart
on the
> > > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say,
selling the
> client
> > > scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's

own > server, all
> > > for a one-time charge.)
> > >
> > > Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit there. > Thanks for
> > > all help!
> > >
> > > John
>
>



Nov 17 '05 #5
Jason,

This article might help you out:
Creating Custom ASP.NET Controls in VS.Net by Susan Warren

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/guide/81.aspx

It's the second article on the page. Click the globe with the red arrow on
it to download the article / sample code.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
OK then if I reference the DLL by placing it in the folder. Let's say the
dll has a control or page class defined. Then all that is necessary to use
that particular control or page class is to reference it from within a
project page?

If so then what would that reference look like in the page making the
reference? That is the part which is unclear to me. Getting the DLL into the project is simple. But if the DLL contains pages and controls of it's own
how are they used withion the project. An example might be a Discussion
Forum DLL that was designed and compiled into a DLL. You then reference the DLL in the project which will use the the Discussion Forum among other
items. If the discussion forum DLL defines a page (let's say the entry page for the Discussion Forum) how do you go about using that page in the
project? Is it defined in the class browser and you reference it on a blank page? I must be missing something here because I've used DLL's before. I'm
having difficulty seeing how you can take a complete project ...complile it and then use it in another project without being able to see the files as
you would if you were not working with a DLL.

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:eq**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Well, from the visual studio.net ide there is a folder in every project,
"References" to reference a .dll you simply right click the folder, click
add reference, and then browse for the .dll you want to include in your
project. Everything else (for hooking up the .dll) is done for you.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect
to it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced
from
an
ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?


"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically, DLLs are
> located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be stored
in
> the System's Global Assembly Cache.
>
> --
> HTH,
>
> Kevin Spencer
> Microsoft MVP
> .Net Developer
> http://www.takempis.com
> Neither a follower nor a lender be.
>
> "Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
> news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person

references the
> DLL
> > in their project how do they connect to it?
> > If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced

from
an
> > ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
> >
> >
> >
> > "Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
> > news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > > You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET
and > > > sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that

you > > > can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file. > > > You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
> > > they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see > > > your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
> > > custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows > > > Application world.
> > >
> > > Tommy,
> > >
> > > sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message
> > news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made > extra
> > cash
> > > > making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one > > typically
> > > > uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the
paradigm
> > of
> > > > making your software and selling the actual scripts/software
(as was
> > common
> > > > with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop

"service"
> > oriented
> > > > software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on the
> > > > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling the
> > client
> > > > scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the

client's own
> > server, all
> > > > for a one-time charge.)
> > > >
> > > > Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit

there.
> > Thanks for
> > > > all help!
> > > >
> > > > John
> >
> >
>
>



Nov 17 '05 #6
There yah go...that's the piece of the puzzle that was missing! It really is
no different from using any other controls if you assume that the developer
of the compiled DLL created a Custom Control and added the visual elements.

Thanks

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:ex**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Jason,

This article might help you out:
Creating Custom ASP.NET Controls in VS.Net by Susan Warren

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/guide/81.aspx

It's the second article on the page. Click the globe with the red arrow on
it to download the article / sample code.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
OK then if I reference the DLL by placing it in the folder. Let's say the
dll has a control or page class defined. Then all that is necessary to use that particular control or page class is to reference it from within a
project page?

If so then what would that reference look like in the page making the
reference? That is the part which is unclear to me. Getting the DLL into

the
project is simple. But if the DLL contains pages and controls of it's own how are they used withion the project. An example might be a Discussion
Forum DLL that was designed and compiled into a DLL. You then reference

the
DLL in the project which will use the the Discussion Forum among other
items. If the discussion forum DLL defines a page (let's say the entry

page
for the Discussion Forum) how do you go about using that page in the
project? Is it defined in the class browser and you reference it on a

blank
page? I must be missing something here because I've used DLL's before. I'm having difficulty seeing how you can take a complete project ...complile

it
and then use it in another project without being able to see the files as you would if you were not working with a DLL.

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:eq**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Well, from the visual studio.net ide there is a folder in every project, "References" to reference a .dll you simply right click the folder, click add reference, and then browse for the .dll you want to include in your project. Everything else (for hooking up the .dll) is done for you.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
> Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect
to
> it?
> If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced

from an
> ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
>
> We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?
>
>
>
>
> "Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
> news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically,

DLLs
> are
> > located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be

stored
in
> > the System's Global Assembly Cache.
> >
> > --
> > HTH,
> >
> > Kevin Spencer
> > Microsoft MVP
> > .Net Developer
> > http://www.takempis.com
> > Neither a follower nor a lender be.
> >
> > "Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
> > news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person references the
> > DLL
> > > in their project how do they connect to it?
> > > If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from
> an
> > > ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
> > > news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > > > You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and > > > > sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that you
> > > > can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL

file.
> > > > You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project,
and > > > > they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't
see
> > > > your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The
web > > > > custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the

Windows
> > > > Application world.
> > > >
> > > > Tommy,
> > > >
> > > > sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message
> > > news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> > > > > Hi everyone,
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made
> > extra
> > > cash
> > > > > making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering
if one
> > > typically
> > > > > uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow
the > paradigm
> > > of
> > > > > making your software and selling the actual scripts/software

(as was
> > > common
> > > > > with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop
"service"
> > > oriented
> > > > > software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on
> the
> > > > > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say,

selling
> the
> > > client
> > > > > scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own
> > > server, all
> > > > > for a one-time charge.)
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a

bit there.
> > > Thanks for
> > > > > all help!
> > > > >
> > > > > John
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>



Nov 17 '05 #7
Jason,

This article might help you out:
Creating Custom ASP.NET Controls in VS.Net by Susan Warren

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/guide/81.aspx

It's the second article on the page. Click the globe with the red arrow on
it to download the article / sample code.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
OK then if I reference the DLL by placing it in the folder. Let's say the
dll has a control or page class defined. Then all that is necessary to use
that particular control or page class is to reference it from within a
project page?

If so then what would that reference look like in the page making the
reference? That is the part which is unclear to me. Getting the DLL into the project is simple. But if the DLL contains pages and controls of it's own
how are they used withion the project. An example might be a Discussion
Forum DLL that was designed and compiled into a DLL. You then reference the DLL in the project which will use the the Discussion Forum among other
items. If the discussion forum DLL defines a page (let's say the entry page for the Discussion Forum) how do you go about using that page in the
project? Is it defined in the class browser and you reference it on a blank page? I must be missing something here because I've used DLL's before. I'm
having difficulty seeing how you can take a complete project ...complile it and then use it in another project without being able to see the files as
you would if you were not working with a DLL.

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:eq**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Well, from the visual studio.net ide there is a folder in every project,
"References" to reference a .dll you simply right click the folder, click
add reference, and then browse for the .dll you want to include in your
project. Everything else (for hooking up the .dll) is done for you.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect
to it?
If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced
from
an
ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?

We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?


"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically, DLLs are
> located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be stored
in
> the System's Global Assembly Cache.
>
> --
> HTH,
>
> Kevin Spencer
> Microsoft MVP
> .Net Developer
> http://www.takempis.com
> Neither a follower nor a lender be.
>
> "Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
> news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person

references the
> DLL
> > in their project how do they connect to it?
> > If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced

from
an
> > ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
> >
> >
> >
> > "Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
> > news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > > You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET
and > > > sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that

you > > > can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL file. > > > You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project, and
> > > they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't see > > > your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The web
> > > custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the Windows > > > Application world.
> > >
> > > Tommy,
> > >
> > > sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message
> > news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> > > > Hi everyone,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made > extra
> > cash
> > > > making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering if one > > typically
> > > > uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow the
paradigm
> > of
> > > > making your software and selling the actual scripts/software
(as was
> > common
> > > > with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop

"service"
> > oriented
> > > > software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on the
> > > > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say, selling the
> > client
> > > > scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the

client's own
> > server, all
> > > > for a one-time charge.)
> > > >
> > > > Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a bit

there.
> > Thanks for
> > > > all help!
> > > >
> > > > John
> >
> >
>
>



Nov 17 '05 #8
There yah go...that's the piece of the puzzle that was missing! It really is
no different from using any other controls if you assume that the developer
of the compiled DLL created a Custom Control and added the visual elements.

Thanks

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:ex**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Jason,

This article might help you out:
Creating Custom ASP.NET Controls in VS.Net by Susan Warren

http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/guide/81.aspx

It's the second article on the page. Click the globe with the red arrow on
it to download the article / sample code.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2******************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
OK then if I reference the DLL by placing it in the folder. Let's say the
dll has a control or page class defined. Then all that is necessary to use that particular control or page class is to reference it from within a
project page?

If so then what would that reference look like in the page making the
reference? That is the part which is unclear to me. Getting the DLL into

the
project is simple. But if the DLL contains pages and controls of it's own how are they used withion the project. An example might be a Discussion
Forum DLL that was designed and compiled into a DLL. You then reference

the
DLL in the project which will use the the Discussion Forum among other
items. If the discussion forum DLL defines a page (let's say the entry

page
for the Discussion Forum) how do you go about using that page in the
project? Is it defined in the class browser and you reference it on a

blank
page? I must be missing something here because I've used DLL's before. I'm having difficulty seeing how you can take a complete project ...complile

it
and then use it in another project without being able to see the files as you would if you were not working with a DLL.

"S. Justin Gengo" <sj*****@aboutfortunate.com> wrote in message
news:eq**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Well, from the visual studio.net ide there is a folder in every project, "References" to reference a .dll you simply right click the folder, click add reference, and then browse for the .dll you want to include in your project. Everything else (for hooking up the .dll) is done for you.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

Free code library at:
www.aboutfortunate.com

"Out of chaos comes order."
Nietzche
"Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Kevin but that doesn't answer the questions.
> Once the person references the DLL in their project how do they connect
to
> it?
> If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced

from an
> ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
>
> We know where it is located...how do you use it once it is there?
>
>
>
>
> "Kevin Spencer" <ke***@takempis.com> wrote in message
> news:uJ**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > DLLS are located in places where the app can find them. Typically,

DLLs
> are
> > located in the /bin folder of the web. However, DLLs can also be

stored
in
> > the System's Global Assembly Cache.
> >
> > --
> > HTH,
> >
> > Kevin Spencer
> > Microsoft MVP
> > .Net Developer
> > http://www.takempis.com
> > Neither a follower nor a lender be.
> >
> > "Jason (MFT1)" <us****@newsgroup.pls> wrote in message
> > news:Om**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > That's a concept i haven't quite grasped. Once the person references the
> > DLL
> > > in their project how do they connect to it?
> > > If the DLL is like for a discussion forum how can it be referenced from
> an
> > > ASPX page in the using project? Where and how is that done?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Tommy" <To***@WebSoftwares.net> wrote in message
> > > news:aa**************************@posting.google.c om...
> > > > You can certainly write a web site or components using ASP.NET and > > > > sell it as a product. One of the nice thing with ASP.NET is that you
> > > > can create web custom controls that compiles into a single DLL

file.
> > > > You clients can just plug this DLL file into their project,
and > > > > they'll be able to use your control right away. Also, they won't
see
> > > > your source code since it is compiled into the DLL file. The
web > > > > custom controls are very similar to ActiveX controls in the

Windows
> > > > Application world.
> > > >
> > > > Tommy,
> > > >
> > > > sm*****@aol.com (Smkmdb1) wrote in message
> > > news:<20***************************@mb-m24.aol.com>...
> > > > > Hi everyone,
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm a student of ASP.net. Being an ex Perl/CGI programmer who made
> > extra
> > > cash
> > > > > making scripts and selling them on the web, I was wondering
if one
> > > typically
> > > > > uses this format with ASP.net? Do people typically follow
the > paradigm
> > > of
> > > > > making your software and selling the actual scripts/software

(as was
> > > common
> > > > > with Perl/CGI), or do people typically use this to develop
"service"
> > > oriented
> > > > > software, such as a developer hosting a client's shopping cart on
> the
> > > > > developer's server (for a monthly fee)? (Instead of, say,

selling
> the
> > > client
> > > > > scripts to install and set up the shopping cart on the client's own
> > > server, all
> > > > > for a one-time charge.)
> > > > >
> > > > > Hope I made the question clear enough, I know I rambled a

bit there.
> > > Thanks for
> > > > > all help!
> > > > >
> > > > > John
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>



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