Jun 14, 2017 07:26 PM|DoctorWho|LINK
I'm one of the developers responsible for a third party product we bought for a vital process we do at the state agency where I work. There's a long story to this which I won't get into now. Suffice it to say that we're extremely short funded, the contract
with the 3rd party expired almost a year ago. When they gave upgraded our system to the then latest version of their software all we got was the .aspx and .ascx files, plus the .dll files behind each of those. We were supposed to get the .vb files (its written
in VB.NET), but never did. Repeated attempts at getting all of the promised files has lead no where. Again, very long story, but I hope you see our problem. Someone at another state did give me a copy of their .vb files for the project. I'd really like to
get the front end HTML reconnected with the backend .vb files, but am not sure how I'd do that. And what makes this even harder is when I open any of the .aspx/ascx files all I see is this:
This is a marker file generated by the precompilation tool, and should not be deleted!
So, is what I'd like to do even possible? Or is it the case that the authors of this software just do all HTML generation in the .vb files and then render it to the browser?