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In memory of a friend!

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Hello all!

Not sure how this should be posted. If I understand my reading. i'll need Visual Basic .NET, ASP .NET,
and ADO .NET. So I've posted this thread in all three newsgroups. I apologize up front if this was a mistake.

A little background. I've got a large collection of movies in VHS and DVD formats. I've been categorizing
them like they were in a database (i.e. Movie Title, Director(s), Writer(s), Cast, etc.), but using a simple
text file.

I have a MS Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) site, and I thought it would be a great idea to finally
put the info in a formal database (I'm using SQL Server 2000 as the underlying database for WSS).

A very close friend volunteered to take on this project and come up with a way to query for particular
movies. His plan was to use Visual Basic .NET and what else I'm not sure. Well, the week before Xmas
my friend died unexpectently. And to his memory I'd like to complete the project on my own, and maybe
a little help from a couple of newsgroups. I'm just not sure where to start?

I've been doing some reading and as I mentioned above, it seems I'm going to need Visual Basic .NET
along with both ASP .NET and ADO .NET. Am I right in that assumption?

How I envision the movie portion of the WSS site!

There'd be a quick-launch link on the main page. This would take you to a page where half would
be setup to search the database for a particular movie. You would put in your search criteria, Movie
Title (or what you thought the title was), actor(s), or Director(s). Clicking the [SEARCH] button would
bring up another page with the search results. The results of course would be hotlinked movie titles,
movies that actor(s) starred, or Director(s) directed. Clicking on one of these hotlinks would take you to
that particular movie page on the server. Does that make sense?

The bottom of this initial WSS page would also list the alphabet. Maybe 4 rows of 5 and 1 row of 6.
Clicking on these hotlinks would take you to a page with that particular alphabetical listing of movies
with hotlinks to the particular movie page.

I've been copying the small movie posters from imdb.com, and I've found a place where I can get movie
trailers, both of which this movie page would house along with all of the other movie info.

I know I'm being overly long, but I wanted to explain exactly what the plan was.

Now, where do I start? I've got a little experience with Visual Basic .NET, probably enough to get me in
trouble, but what else do I need to complete this project? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

To the memory of JB!

TIA

Hodgepodge
Nov 20 '05 #1
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