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mjhoagland





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

I'm wanting to use ASP.NET 1.1 and VB.Net to develop a web based control panel for Windows environments. I will be developing on a Windows XP Pro machine but will be debugging on a Windows 2003 machine. My issue though is that I don't know where to begin. My question is where do I begin

Some code samples are preferred, if possible, but I'm just looking for a direction to begin. I've done Google searches and MSDN searches for ASP.NET working with IIS but I didn't get much luck in finding anything.

Thanks for your help.

-Michael



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spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

One question - why

Why reinvent the windows control panel functionality in a web application. Apart from a lot of work for the same functionality - it appears to be a bit of a strange idea as to why this would be of much use. I'm all ears as to why


 
 
robinjam





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

Hmmm... I have two points to make:

1. Check out www.asp.net for info about ASP.Net 2.0
2. Why bother using IIS when Visual Web Developer 2005 can work on your file system (I don't even have IIS and it works)


 
 
robinjam





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

And what exactly do you mean by 'control panel' Do you mean like the windows control panel, or do you mean like a web control panel on a hosting site, for example

In the first case you would probably be better off using Visual Basic or C++


 
 
mjhoagland





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

I'm sorry. I should have clarified what I meant by control panel. I'm talking about a web hosting control panel, not the control panel that comes with Windows.
 
 
robinjam





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

In that case I recommend downloading Visual Web Developer 2005 (that is if you haven't already got it). It contains lots of web control panel-type features like logins and registration pages and stuff.


 
 
mjhoagland





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

I'm not concerned with logins and registrations per se. I'm wondering which namespaces and methods interact with, modify, delete and create IIS records and the metabase.

 
 
robinjam





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, How should I proceed? Advice, please. Top

Well good luck with whatever it is you're doing.