Follow-up questions

Listed below are some questions and answers from the last user group meeting.

Q: I have alot of VBA experience and would like to learn VB.Net. What resources are available that can help with this?
A: There are several sites available online to assist with this. For starters, check out the following links:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner
http://safari.oreilly.com
http://www.bookpool.com
http://www.nerdbooks.com

Q: I created an application as a web site. Is there difference in deploying it between a web site application and a web
project application? Is there any way to deploy it as a web site application?
A: ASP.Net 2.0 "web sites" are different from the "web projects" you worked with in VS2003. Deploying a web site in VS2005
requires a different procedure (see http://www.odetocode.com/Articles/417.aspx for more information). If you want to build
and deploy web applications in VS2005 the same way you did in VS2003, you will need to download VS2005 SP1
(http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&displayLang=en ). This will
allow you to create a "web project" in VS2005 and deploythe same way you did in VS2003, as opposed to the existing web site.
After you install SP1, you will be able to see the web project template in VS2005. Until then, you can only create a web
site

Q: How can I step through a stored procedure while debugging code?
A: Check out "Debugging SQL Server 2005 Stored Procedures in Visual Studio"
(http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/articles/051607-1.aspx)


Q: How long will VB6 be supported?
A: Visual Basic 6.0 runtime will be supported for the full lifetime of Windows Vista, which is five years of mainstream support followed by five years of extended support”, which means it is supported until at least 2017. For more info, please visit http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx

Thanks to all who contributed to the meeting and the discussion. For more information on upcoming meetings, please visit www.clevelanddotnet.info. All meetings are free an open to all developers.

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