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.


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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 ;)

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