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  • SQL Tools and VB Web Dev 2008 Express

    Being a novice and wanting Ajax built in to a Web development environment I was pleased to see the Ajax MS library in their latest Express version.

    My question is:

    Can an ASP.NET app built using 3.5 access standard dll like a PB DLL so I can use SQL Tools like I'm used to doing?

    The 'for xml' statement, is it supported? Are there any examples?

    If I can't use a PB DLL can I use SQL Tools from VBScript in an aspx document?

    If not ASP.NET are there other industry acceptable combinations that don't require CGI or ISAPI (which are non-starters for our customers).

    My terminology may not be correct here, but we have a multi-currency version of our Trust Software that will 100% SQL and will have components that are Web Based for Clients to view their holdings on demand from the live database.

    Bob Mechler

  • #2
    Bob --

    I'm sorry, but I don't know the answers to any of your questions. I think you'd do better to post a message in an ASP.NET forum and ask generic questions about whether or not it can use standard 32-bit DLLs.

    -- Eric Pearson, Perfect Sync, Inc. (publisher of SQL Tools)
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys."


    • #3
      Yes you should be able to use Win32 DLLs from ASP.NET. See for example.

      Or Google yourself.

      As for VBScript, you can't use standard Win32 DLLs from VBScript (or ASP Classic for that matter). Only COM DLLs (which you now can create woth PB/WIN 9).


      • #4
        Thanks Knuth. Now through the looking glass.

        Bob Mechler


        • #5
          Edwin Knoppert, a regular in this forum, runs the site As he uses both ASP.NET and PB, I'm pretty sure he might be able to offer some insights as for using standard Win32 DLLs from ASP.NET.


          • #6
            Thanks for the heads up Knuth about Edwin.

            Bob Mechler