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Last post Apr 06, 2010 03:22 PM by andydeans
Apr 06, 2010 01:00 PM|LINK
i started using VWD express a few months back and microsoft sql server however i found it very difficult to get my head around using VWD.
i have been using dreamweaver cs3 with php/mysql using extensions that can be purchased to make it easier to create dynamic back end sites quickly.
only issue i have is that php changes version and when that happens and updates on hosting server the extensions some wont work. what i was wondering is, in dreamweaver i see i can create using asp.vb script. then i read that only wors with internet explorer.
i want to develop my app using a language which will stay around without having to modify an update. can i create in classic asp in dreamweaver? or should i save as aspx files? also how would i connect to mysql database as it only gives me option for odbc
or sql server. i assume odbc is access?
access i read does not allow concurrent connections and sql is too expensive from hosting for each site. so would prefer to use mysql if possible.
i know there is a lot of questions but i have always found microsoft forums helpful and that is why i am looking at using dreamweaver with asp as adobe forums are rubbish (constant patronising just cause your new to programming)
if anyone could help i would really really appreciate it.
Apr 06, 2010 02:13 PM|LINK
FWIW, DreamWeaver CS4 dropped direct ASP.NET support. The rest of your post has so many errors in it I don't know where to start.
Classic ASP and ASP.NET are two different things. ODBC is a method of connecting to data sources, not just Access. MySQL can use ODBC, but there are MySQL providers in the ASP.NET framework. SQL Server Express costs nothing.
Frankly, if you're programming, you want to use Visual Studio. If you're designing, DreamWeaver is a decent tool. Don't think that either will do well at the opposite side.
If you want to do Classic ASP, there's a Classic ASP forum over at forums.iis.net, same login as here. If you want to do ASP.NET, there's a Learn item in the menu at the top of the page. If you want to do DreamWeaver, find a programmer to connect the back
end for you.
Apr 06, 2010 03:22 PM|LINK
is asp vb script the same as classic asp?
so i can use asp to connect to mysql via odbc is that right?
visual studio is not very drag and drop/wizard like is it?