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  1. #1
    SteveG Guest

    Asp and VB


    I want to redesign the user interface of an app and to make it really idiot
    friendly by using a Webbrowser control. However, I've been playing around
    with asp and realised that you need at very least Personal Web Server to
    get asp pages to execute on the users computer. Assuming that the app needs
    to be run on a single computer not connected to the web how can I get the
    asp pages to work as part of a VB app?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve

  2. #2
    Paul Clement Guest

    Re: Asp and VB

    On 30 Jul 2001 10:11:49 -0700, "SteveG" <SteveG567@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


    I want to redesign the user interface of an app and to make it really idiot
    friendly by using a Webbrowser control. However, I've been playing around
    with asp and realised that you need at very least Personal Web Server to
    get asp pages to execute on the users computer. Assuming that the app needs
    to be run on a single computer not connected to the web how can I get the
    asp pages to work as part of a VB app?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve

    Unless the machine is running Personal Web Server (as you mentioned) it isn't possible.


    Paul ~~~ pclement@ameritech.net
    Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

  3. #3
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: Asp and VB


    Steve,
    How is it that a WebBrowser control would make the app "really idiot
    friendly "? What is it that you think an ASP interface will get you that
    VB directly won't??

    Arthur Wood


    "SteveG" <SteveG567@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >I want to redesign the user interface of an app and to make it really idiot
    >friendly by using a Webbrowser control. However, I've been playing around
    >with asp and realised that you need at very least Personal Web Server to
    >get asp pages to execute on the users computer. Assuming that the app needs
    >to be run on a single computer not connected to the web how can I get the
    >asp pages to work as part of a VB app?
    >
    >Thanks in advance,
    >Steve



  4. #4
    Kenny Acock Guest

    Re: Asp and VB


    Steve,

    >I want to redesign the user interface of an app and to make it really idiot
    >friendly by using a Webbrowser control. However, I've been playing around
    >with asp and realised that you need at very least Personal Web Server to
    >get asp pages to execute on the users computer. Assuming that the app needs
    >to be run on a single computer not connected to the web how can I get the
    >asp pages to work as part of a VB app?


    I agree with Arthur on this one. An app being "really idiot friendly" does
    not mean it has to look like a web page. In fact, limiting your app to web-compatible
    components will make it harder to build a idiot friendly program.

    I would recommend looking at what adds confusion to an application, and what
    causes errors. If you are able to design an app that responds the way people
    think it will respond, you will have an app that is more user friendly.

    There is no such thing as an app that is perfect for everybody. You need
    to look at the core audience, and come up with a set of requirements that
    meets that group of people.

    Alan Cooper has some great books on the subject:
    http://www.cooper.com/book_reviews.htm

    --Kenny


  5. #5
    Steve Guest

    Re: Asp and VB


    Fair points. I guess the target user group will not be computer literate
    so I was thinking that the most familiar environment to use would be a web
    page. I wasn't going to abandon VB - far from it - just use the web look
    as a way to make people feel more comfortable. On reflection though I think
    you're right and a well designed VB app is the way to go... maybe I was just
    looking for time out of the office on asp training courses!!

    Steve

    "Kenny Acock" <kennya@teacherspal.com> wrote:
    >
    >Steve,
    >
    >>I want to redesign the user interface of an app and to make it really idiot
    >>friendly by using a Webbrowser control. However, I've been playing around
    >>with asp and realised that you need at very least Personal Web Server to
    >>get asp pages to execute on the users computer. Assuming that the app

    needs
    >>to be run on a single computer not connected to the web how can I get the
    >>asp pages to work as part of a VB app?

    >
    >I agree with Arthur on this one. An app being "really idiot friendly" does
    >not mean it has to look like a web page. In fact, limiting your app to

    web-compatible
    >components will make it harder to build a idiot friendly program.
    >
    >I would recommend looking at what adds confusion to an application, and

    what
    >causes errors. If you are able to design an app that responds the way people
    >think it will respond, you will have an app that is more user friendly.
    >
    >There is no such thing as an app that is perfect for everybody. You need
    >to look at the core audience, and come up with a set of requirements that
    >meets that group of people.
    >
    >Alan Cooper has some great books on the subject:
    >http://www.cooper.com/book_reviews.htm
    >
    >--Kenny
    >



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