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Last post Feb 21, 2007 10:20 PM by wisecarver
Feb 14, 2007 08:13 PM|LINK
I fully understand that need and your choice of doing small parts at a time is wise.
Something you may want to take a look at is this project where Christian claims you can port your ASP code to asp.net more quickly:
If nothing else it should be helpful as a learning tool.
Feb 15, 2007 02:15 PM|LINK
I really did not see how you code port your asp to asp.net using this tool. There is no documentation. Are there any other tools out there that would work.
Feb 15, 2007 02:58 PM|LINK
I haven't used that, just remembered seeing it, thought I'd pass it on to you just in case it helped.
The one and only tool I've tested for ASP to ASP.NET migration is the ASP.NET Migration Assistant.
As I mentioned it does a pretty good job but for ASP.NET 2.0 I believe you will do better to not use a tool like that at all.
Once you get used to some of the new methods in ASP.NET 2.0 you'll save a lot of time and will have richer control over your old projects.
As an example one of my old ASP v3 SQL Server apps used a ton of connection methods and pages, most with server directives.
To port that over to ASP.NET 2.0 took about an hour and only took creating the connection in the web.config and my Data Source objects.
The population of any dropdown controls turned out not only faster but with a lot less code and resources.
I'm not tyring to confuse you at all, just trying to offer some tips and I still hope to help you with this. [;)]
Feb 15, 2007 05:42 PM|LINK
I downloaded the asp to asp.net migration assistant from this web site. Everything I try to open it, it opens and closes. Is something wrong with my download.
Feb 15, 2007 06:14 PM|LINK
The site seems slow today so there may be something wrong with the one you downloaded.
I just uninstalled my copy, downloaded the latest from here, installed it and ran the aspupgrade.exe on an old project, worked fine.
Feb 15, 2007 06:27 PM|LINK
I noticed that the site is having problems. Is there anywhere else it can be downloaded from. I had to download .Netframework version 1 I already had version 2 and 3, would this cause a problem.
Feb 15, 2007 06:55 PM|LINK
Is there anyway that you can email me you copy of the setup. I just started this job and have nothing to show for it except getting the code they currently have.
Feb 15, 2007 07:14 PM|LINK
I'm not sure I have a legal right to distribute the Migration Assistant...
Could you try to D/L it again?
It's from 2003 and does require the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (version 1.1.4322 or later).
Once you get it installed look at the docs and help file inside the root folder, especially for the way it will treat
include files from ASP.
Feb 15, 2007 07:34 PM|LINK
Could my problem be that I no longer have visual studio 2003. I once had it but built a new system. Can this be used in the express editions and if so how can you access it?
Feb 15, 2007 08:46 PM|LINK
You don't need Visual Studio at all for this, it can be used but I've always done it from a command window.
If you don't have the "Open Command window here" Power toy get it, very handy for this.