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When will ASP.NET be available? Link 
Gerard Gates   
Fri 7/10
When will ASP.net be available? I hope you eye gets better soon..

Cheers
Richard Rost
Sat 7/11
This is a difficult question to answer. I've got a lot of projects in the works right now, mostly Access-related. I still have to update my Office lessons for 2019 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) I really love ASP and I use it every day. My site is built mostly with Classic ASP, and I've been teaching myself ASP.NET slowly. So it's something I really want to dive into for my own enrichment too. If I had to GUESS, I'd say this fall.

And thanks for the concern. Still blind, but I'm seeing a specialist next week.
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SQL Server Anyone? Link 
Richard Rost 
6/22/2020
I just realized while looking over my old ASP courses that I used an Access back-end for the database source in those classes. Is anyone here interested in learning how to connect ASP to an SQL Server backend?
Ray White    
6/22/2020
Yes Please
Mubeezi Micah    
6/23/2020
Yes sure.
i am familiar with this connection string.
%
'declare the variable that will hold the connection string
Dim ConnectionString
'define connection string, specify database driver and location of the database
ConnectionString="Driver={SQLServer};Server=your_server_name;" &_
"Database=your_database_name;Uid=your_username;Pwd=your_password;"
%

but am curious to know how this one works

'OLE DB and OleDbConnection (.NET framework) Connection Strings

Standard Security:
%
'declare the variable that will hold the connection string
Dim ConnectionString
'define connection string, specify database driver and location of the database
ConnectionString="Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=your_server_name;"
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My First ASP Video since 2008 Link 
Richard Rost 
6/22/2020
Prove you're human! A quick way to foil spam bots. This is my first ASP video since 2008. It's been a little while. In this Active Server Pages tutorial, I'll teach you a quick way to foil spam bots on your web site with a simple math question. We'll look at using text and images to make sure you have a human entering information.
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What Replaced Classic ASP VBScript? Link 
Mubeezi Micah     
6/22/2020
Hello Rick,
I am now coming to terms that i have to let go of classic ASP. Which alternatives do i have? I would be good that you recommend something where the learning curve from Classic ASP will be easy. Thanx
Alex Hedley   
6/22/2020
Hi Micah,

Classic ASP was replaced with ASP.NET.
So you have a couple of options, one is to learn VB.NET and the other is C#.
Alex Hedley   
6/22/2020
The other thing to think about is how do you want to build it?
Originally there was WebForms but I wouldnt use that.
MVC (Model View Controller) is an option.
You can then split your projects out into FE (Front End) and BE (Back End), make a separate API that you can call to get data etc.

SPA (Single Page Application) this could be done in Angular or Vue etc.
Blazor is new (Web Assembly)

Sorry for a lot of options but it might be worth doing a little reading.
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SQL Server Temp Tables on Web Link 
Mubeezi Micah     
6/19/2020
Hi Rick,

I use temp tables a lot in Access and local SQL server installations and they work 100% of the time.

However, in a REMOTE web server when using ASP, it fails many times. For example, Read More...
Richard Rost
6/19/2020
Honestly, the only real advise I can give you here is GOOD LUCK. I've worked with SQL Server installations on a variety of platforms, and they all seem to have their own attitudes and personalities. What works on my in-office SQL Server might not work all of the time on my GoDaddy-hosted web server or on AWS. It's weird! Even spacing sometimes can throw you off. Like <5 might work on some machines whereas you need to space it out as < 5 on others. I really can't tell you how to fix something like this without playing with it.
Richard Rost
6/19/2020
I will say this, however... I am one of the top experts with Microsoft Access. I've been using it non-stop since it came out way back in 1992. I know Access like the back of my hand. SQL Server on the other hand is something I've only recently been seriously developing with - for about the past 5 years or so. So I'm nowhere near the expert in SQL Server as I am with Access.
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