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Microsoft's site states in the system requirements for VisualBasic.net that
..net stuff cannot be developed with Windows XP home. Am I correct in
assuming that this is because XP Home does not have a Personal Web Server?
If yes, is there another Web Server available that will do the job?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Bruce,
I hope this is the right news group .....
Yes
Microsoft's site states in the system requirements for VisualBasic.net
that .net stuff cannot be developed with Windows XP home.
Webpages are hard to develop on that, I know that there is at least one
regular poster/helper, who uses forever Windows XP home for windowsforms
applications.
Am I correct in assuming that this is because XP Home does not have a
Personal Web Server?
Yes
If yes, is there another Web Server available that will do the job?

I would not try Cassini if you get that advice. I have not seen one person
succeeding in using that. This seems to me the best alternative. I don't
know it, however know that this was given as suggestion in another
newsgroup.

http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET

I hope this helps,

Cor


Nov 21 '05 #2

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Bruce,

"Bruce Fullerton" <br****@ozemail.com.au> schrieb:
Microsoft's site states in the system requirements for VisualBasic.net
that .net stuff cannot be developed with Windows XP home. Am I correct in
assuming that this is because XP Home does not have a Personal Web Server?
If yes, is there another Web Server available that will do the job?


VB.NET will run on Windows XP Home, but not all features are available. For
example, you cannot develop Web applications because Microsoft IIS (Internet
Information Services) are not avilable for Windows XP Home edition.
However, there are alternative Web servers available, such as Cassini:

Cassini
<URL:http://www.asp.net/Projects/Cassini/Download/>

Help about installation and configuration of Cassini:

Cassini Sample Web Server
<URL:http://forums.asp.net/67/ShowForum.aspx>

Note that Cassini is intended for testing Web applications running on the
local machine only. This means that it won't respond to requests from other
machines.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Well i am one of the persons who did succeed in using Cassini ,,, even
better i am currently using it in a project to host a webservice , and a web
interface to my project
i would not recommend the CassiniEX mod as it does not run on Windows XP
Home i used the standard cassini source and enabled it to accept multiple
connections etc etc
and it runs flawwless on XP home ,,, No problems encountered ,,,, however
some knowledge about component hosting is required , but it is pretty simple

Mono is only a development environment alternative but so is notepad
,,,, :-) ,, so it is not the solution for the lack of hosting capablity`s
of XP Home


Regards

Miche Posseth [MCP]


"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
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Bruce,
I hope this is the right news group .....


Yes
Microsoft's site states in the system requirements for VisualBasic.net
that .net stuff cannot be developed with Windows XP home.


Webpages are hard to develop on that, I know that there is at least one
regular poster/helper, who uses forever Windows XP home for windowsforms
applications.
Am I correct in assuming that this is because XP Home does not have a
Personal Web Server?


Yes
If yes, is there another Web Server available that will do the job?

I would not try Cassini if you get that advice. I have not seen one person
succeeding in using that. This seems to me the best alternative. I don't
know it, however know that this was given as suggestion in another
newsgroup.

http://www.mono-project.com/ASP.NET

I hope this helps,

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #4

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Michel,

Glad to know, I had heard only bad responses about the advice for Cassini

Thanks

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #5

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Another alternative that you might consider is using for Web projects
is Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition. As far as I know it is
supported on XP Home and it does not require a web server to develop
with.

Nov 21 '05 #6

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