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Difference between VB.Net and ASP.Net

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Hi,
My question may be very elementary to everyone else but not to me. I have
substantial VB experience but absolutely no VS.Net experience. I have an
Access application with a lot of VB code that I want to translate into a web
based application, so I have been going through the VS.Net Web application
walkthroughs trying to educate myself.

The walk throughs clearly offer distinct implementation options for either
VB or C. I can understand that and choose at least for now to choose the
VB.Net alternatives. However, the VS.Net help documentation offers ASP.Net
options also and actually appears to intermix it in with VB.Net options.

Since I have a background in Visual Basic, is there any advantage for me to
know about ASP.Net?. Are they unique in that I would either write a VB.Net
app or a ASP.Net app? Or can they be somehow inter mixed. I have learned
that VB.Net creates .aspx output. When the VS.Net help documentation talks
about Web forms is there a difference between ASP.Net web forms and VB.Net
web forms? Are the controls different?

How or Where can I learn the functional differences between VB.Net and
ASP.Net. And when or how I can or should use one of the other or both.

thanks,
hugh
Nov 21 '05 #1
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It's like comparing apples and oranges.

VB.NET is a programming language - you can do anything you want with it:
windows app, console app, web app, web service, windows service.

ASP.NET is a framework for writing web applications. Now, you can chose to
write those web application in VB.NET, or some other language (C#, etc).

"Hugh O" <Hu****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,
My question may be very elementary to everyone else but not to me. I have
substantial VB experience but absolutely no VS.Net experience. I have an
Access application with a lot of VB code that I want to translate into a
web based application, so I have been going through the VS.Net Web
application walkthroughs trying to educate myself.

The walk throughs clearly offer distinct implementation options for either
VB or C. I can understand that and choose at least for now to choose the
VB.Net alternatives. However, the VS.Net help documentation offers
ASP.Net options also and actually appears to intermix it in with VB.Net
options.

Since I have a background in Visual Basic, is there any advantage for me
to know about ASP.Net?. Are they unique in that I would either write a
VB.Net app or a ASP.Net app? Or can they be somehow inter mixed. I have
learned that VB.Net creates .aspx output. When the VS.Net help
documentation talks about Web forms is there a difference between ASP.Net
web forms and VB.Net web forms? Are the controls different?

How or Where can I learn the functional differences between VB.Net and
ASP.Net. And when or how I can or should use one of the other or both.

thanks,
hugh

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Hi Hugh
The true coding part in ASP.NET \ VB.NET is exactly the same only the GUI
design and coding is different

for programmers with a VB6 Background there is a very good book that covers
everything you need to know

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

programming Microsoft visual basic by Francesco Balena

most of the VB6 programmers will already have his VB6 book ( maybe you to
?? ) cause they are Both the official MS core references

happy VB coding

M. Posseth [MCP Developer]


"Hugh O" <Hu****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,
My question may be very elementary to everyone else but not to me. I have
substantial VB experience but absolutely no VS.Net experience. I have an
Access application with a lot of VB code that I want to translate into a web based application, so I have been going through the VS.Net Web application
walkthroughs trying to educate myself.

The walk throughs clearly offer distinct implementation options for either
VB or C. I can understand that and choose at least for now to choose the
VB.Net alternatives. However, the VS.Net help documentation offers ASP.Net options also and actually appears to intermix it in with VB.Net options.

Since I have a background in Visual Basic, is there any advantage for me to know about ASP.Net?. Are they unique in that I would either write a VB.Net app or a ASP.Net app? Or can they be somehow inter mixed. I have learned
that VB.Net creates .aspx output. When the VS.Net help documentation talks about Web forms is there a difference between ASP.Net web forms and VB.Net
web forms? Are the controls different?

How or Where can I learn the functional differences between VB.Net and
ASP.Net. And when or how I can or should use one of the other or both.

thanks,
hugh

Nov 21 '05 #3

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M. Posseth,

Thanks a lot. It sounds like exactly what I need. I have gotten this far
with Visual Basic by experimentation and implementation. But it looks like
for me to take on a Web application implementation, I could use a book like
this.

thanks for your suggestion. I have just ordered the book via Amazon.

hugh
"M. Posseth" <mi*****@nohausystems.nl> wrote in message
news:d5**********@reader10.wxs.nl...

Hi Hugh
The true coding part in ASP.NET \ VB.NET is exactly the same only the GUI
design and coding is different

for programmers with a VB6 Background there is a very good book that
covers
everything you need to know

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

programming Microsoft visual basic by Francesco Balena

most of the VB6 programmers will already have his VB6 book ( maybe you to
?? ) cause they are Both the official MS core references

happy VB coding

M. Posseth [MCP Developer]


"Hugh O" <Hu****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,
My question may be very elementary to everyone else but not to me. I
have
substantial VB experience but absolutely no VS.Net experience. I have an
Access application with a lot of VB code that I want to translate into a

web
based application, so I have been going through the VS.Net Web
application
walkthroughs trying to educate myself.

The walk throughs clearly offer distinct implementation options for
either
VB or C. I can understand that and choose at least for now to choose the
VB.Net alternatives. However, the VS.Net help documentation offers

ASP.Net
options also and actually appears to intermix it in with VB.Net options.

Since I have a background in Visual Basic, is there any advantage for me

to
know about ASP.Net?. Are they unique in that I would either write a

VB.Net
app or a ASP.Net app? Or can they be somehow inter mixed. I have
learned
that VB.Net creates .aspx output. When the VS.Net help documentation

talks
about Web forms is there a difference between ASP.Net web forms and
VB.Net
web forms? Are the controls different?

How or Where can I learn the functional differences between VB.Net and
ASP.Net. And when or how I can or should use one of the other or both.

thanks,
hugh


Nov 21 '05 #4

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Hi Hugh,

Well you made the right choice , this book is a great reference and a must
have for anny VB.NET programmer ( web / application or distributed )
This book is worth every cent you pay for it

The book covers almost everything i also have specific ASP.NET / ADO.NET
books however after receiving this book i noticed that they were a waste of
money as this book covers it all in one time and has even more detailed info
..

To be more specific 1,5 years ago i was responsible for configuring a
windows 2003 clustered application server the information on how to optimize
the metabase and getting session state working on a cluster i found in this
book !! ( as you normally never know wich page is generated on witch
server in a cluster situation )

However prepare yourself ,,,, it is really Big

regards and happy VB.NET coding :-)

Michel Posseth [MCP Developer]


"Hugh O" <Hu****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:um**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
M. Posseth,

Thanks a lot. It sounds like exactly what I need. I have gotten this far
with Visual Basic by experimentation and implementation. But it looks like for me to take on a Web application implementation, I could use a book like this.

thanks for your suggestion. I have just ordered the book via Amazon.

hugh
"M. Posseth" <mi*****@nohausystems.nl> wrote in message
news:d5**********@reader10.wxs.nl...

Hi Hugh
The true coding part in ASP.NET \ VB.NET is exactly the same only the GUI design and coding is different

for programmers with a VB6 Background there is a very good book that
covers
everything you need to know

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
programming Microsoft visual basic by Francesco Balena

most of the VB6 programmers will already have his VB6 book ( maybe you to ?? ) cause they are Both the official MS core references

happy VB coding

M. Posseth [MCP Developer]


"Hugh O" <Hu****@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Hi,
My question may be very elementary to everyone else but not to me. I
have
substantial VB experience but absolutely no VS.Net experience. I have an Access application with a lot of VB code that I want to translate into a
web
based application, so I have been going through the VS.Net Web
application
walkthroughs trying to educate myself.

The walk throughs clearly offer distinct implementation options for
either
VB or C. I can understand that and choose at least for now to choose
the VB.Net alternatives. However, the VS.Net help documentation offers

ASP.Net
options also and actually appears to intermix it in with VB.Net options.
Since I have a background in Visual Basic, is there any advantage for

me to
know about ASP.Net?. Are they unique in that I would either write a

VB.Net
app or a ASP.Net app? Or can they be somehow inter mixed. I have
learned
that VB.Net creates .aspx output. When the VS.Net help documentation

talks
about Web forms is there a difference between ASP.Net web forms and
VB.Net
web forms? Are the controls different?

How or Where can I learn the functional differences between VB.Net and
ASP.Net. And when or how I can or should use one of the other or both.

thanks,
hugh



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