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Heya, can i ask u a q about VB.NET

I v found Microsoft Visual Studio .NET in my PC, should i install also
Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit?

Heya,

First of all pardon me my ignorance. I am just investigating the
usefulness of VB.NET.

My windows XP system comes with Microsoft Visual Studio.NET. I have
found a folder vb7

1- Does VB7=VB.NET

2- Should i install Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit available from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/default.aspx
From this link it is stated:
"The Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit is an essential resource for any
Visual Basic .NET developer"

3- what i have understood so far is that VB.NET encompasses, compared
to VB6, Oriented objects programming features. However, i can't see on
how this might be useful? are the people using inheritance for
instance when building their applications in VB.NET?

4- Most of the applications that i have got a look at are dedicated to
e-commerce technology, with backend database. Say the final
application is intended to be put online, i honestly speaking can't
see the point in using VB.NET, VBScript within the ASP technology
allow to implement the same functionalities, so why VB.NET is
particularly suited for?

if i am developing a web application should i really use VB.NET or
just ASP (VBScript)
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi Hristo,

|| Heya, can i ask u a q about VB.NET

That's what we're here for. ;-)

|| I v found Microsoft Visual Studio .NET in my PC,
|| should i install also Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit?

It's optional.

|| My windows XP system comes with Microsoft Visual Studio.NET.
|| I have found a folder vb7. Does VB7=VB.NET

Yes, (but don't say it too loud).

|| Should i install Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit available from
|| http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/vbrkit/default.aspx
|| From this link it is stated:
|| "The Visual Basic .NET Resource Kit is an essential resource
|| for any Visual Basic .NET developer"

Isn't marketing wonderful. You can live without it but it may contain some
things that are useful. I downloaded it myself a few days ago but haven't
installed it yet. It's not killing me!! On the other hand others have raved
about this and that which it provides.

|| what i have understood so far is that VB.NET encompasses,
|| compared to VB6, Oriented objects programming features.
|| However, i can't see on how this might be useful? are the people
|| using inheritance for instance when building their applications in
|| VB.NET?

OOP has been going on for decades and will continue to do so. There's a
lot of use of inheritance and all the other features that OOP provides. Much
can be done without giving OOP a glance, but using an OOP approach can make it
quicker and cleaner. To a degree it's like the difference between Assembly
code and a higher-level language. Both will achieve, the latter will be
easier. The more complex your application the more benefit will be gained by
an OOP perspective.Some general reading about OOP would be useful. I think
you'll only really understand the benefits by seeing it in action.

|| Most of the applications that i have got a look at are dedicated to
|| e-commerce technology, with backend database. Say the final
|| application is intended to be put online, i honestly speaking can't
|| see the point in using VB.NET, VBScript within the ASP technology
|| allow to implement the same functionalities, so why VB.NET is
|| particularly suited for?

Would you write a Windows application in VbScript? That difference is now
available for Web programming. Many converts to ASP.NET shudder at the thought
of going back to plain ASP.

|| if i am developing a web application should i
|| really use VB.NET
|| or just ASP (VBScript)

How complex an application is it? What's your deadline? How much effort do
you want to spend on maintaining and expanding it?

Your familiarity with ASP will get you going quicker. Learning ASP.NET
will take a bit of time. Down the line, though, familiarity with ASP.NET will
make you a much more effective developer, I believe.

Just some thoughts. ;-)

Regards,
Fergus
Nov 20 '05 #2

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