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VB.NET Uncovered: Working the Web

  • By Karl Moore
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Welcome to the third part of the VB.NET Uncovered series, Working the Web.

If you haven't yet checked out Getting Started or Big Changes, be sure to review them before reading on.

Today, we're going to be taking a sneak geek peek at Working the Web in VB.NET.

Now, with Visual Basic 6, we saw a fair bit of Internet functionality sneaking onto the scene. WebClasses, the WebBrowser, that Winsock control. But that was where it stopped - nothing particularly exciting - and WebClasses seemed more of an afterthought than a usable technology.

But in VB.NET, the Net plays a very key role.

First off, you have something called Web Services, effectively the DCOM replacement that we'll be looking at next week.

Secondly, and the main subject of today's tutorials, we have Web Forms. And this Web Forms concept allows you to effectively build fully interactive Web sites without any of the old ASP or CGI rubbish. You could even do it without knowing anything about HTML (though for aesthetic purposes, I plead you don't).

So, without any further ado, let's move on to find out how we can Work the Web in VB.NET...

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This article was originally published on October 22, 2002

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