At the moment im working on an app in vb.NET and its seems to working ok, however my client/sponsor would like a web-app with the same functions as well. So I would like to just use my vb.NET code in the ASP.NET app to save me time and stress.

However my knowledge of ASP.NET is very limited (basic at best), so I would like to know if there are any things I need to do before I try moving things across? Any shortcuts? and do I need to change my code much?

Note: I know that most vb concepts apply in ASP but that its not entirely similar. Any advise would be very much appreciated.


Hi Benderza,

Wrox has an awesome book for ASP.Net 2.0 Programming.

So does Microsoft with their publications, although they are a bit more framework specific.

Also consider this book which I haven't read but I heard it takes the cake. (I would get this one if I had to do it all over again, the Wrox book was great but was a hassle sometimes)

Your migration should go relatively easy once you grasp the fundamentals of ASP.Net 2.0. You will also find the code you write will be significantly less...2.0 is a Rolls-Royce compared to anything prior, and especially its php counterpart if you are .net saavy. I'd estimate it'll probably take you 2 weeks to a month to get the hang of it, providing you're already proficient with VB.Net.


Thanks Jon

I couldnt afford any of the books you reccommended, but i did find a few in my lecturers library.

So problem solved, sort of...

Its credit you to came back and reply to provided suggestion after year ;)