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Ok. I'm fed up with Borland Delphi and Borland C++ and the appalling free
components that are supplied with them - ie Indy. I've never managed to find
a version of Indy that actually worked.

So... My question to all you VB people is: what is on the compiler?

Supplied with Delphi 7 pro is an internet component package. Ok, it's a
ghastly creation that never works properly. Now, does the VB compiler have
anything similar and does it actually work?

I want to develop some internet software - telnet clients, mailing programs
etc. I don't want to have to rely upon third-party junk components to do
this.

Is VB suitable? Also, does VB come in a madd-hatter's array of differnet
forms at different prices? Borland produces Delphi 7 standard at a knockdown
price but which is essentially a castrated version of Delphi 7. They produce
a more upmarket version that's not quite so castrated and a pro version that
costs too much for a lone developer to afford.
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi Solomon
The .net framework come with an extensive package of class ( grouped in
namespace ) that support various areas of programming . you would mostly be
using the system.web namespace
As for sending mail you can be using the System.web.mail namespace
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...us/cpref/html/
frlrfsystemwebmail.asp
for telnet , please check this link
http://www.jscape.com/articles/telnet_using_vb.html
hope this helps
Mohamed M .Mahfouz
Developer Support Engineer
ITWorx on behalf of Microsoft EMEA GTSC

Nov 21 '05 #2

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> does VB come in a madd-hatter's array of differnet
forms at different prices?


Here's a comparison grid:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vstudio/ (summary)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vstudio/features/ (details)

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Brian Schwartz
FishNet Components
http://www.fishnetcomponents.com
Building better tools for developers - Be part of it!
Nov 21 '05 #3

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If you download the .Net Framework SDK and then install Sharpdevelop
(www.icsharpcode.com), you wont have to spend a dime. Both are free!!!

Jason
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does VB come in a madd-hatter's array of differnet
forms at different prices?


Here's a comparison grid:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vstudio/ (summary)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vstudio/features/ (details)

--
Brian Schwartz
FishNet Components
http://www.fishnetcomponents.com
Building better tools for developers - Be part of it!

Nov 21 '05 #4

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