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In VS2008, how do I create a DLL object to act as my business/data layer for an ASP.NET application? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I made an app with VB6 or a webapp in Interdev, I could call an ActiveX DLL file (built in VB6, or VC++) which would act as a layer between the application and the DB. So, I would avoid talking to the DB directly from my ASP code.

    Now, if I create a web app in VS2008, I can get direct access to the DB with my own code, or use the DB-friendly server controls.

    QUESTION: Can I still create a DLL object in VS2008, so that I can pre-compile it and call it from ASP.NET?

    I had asked this question in the workplace, and was told that "ASP.NET allows you to pre-compile the whole application in a DLL" but that didn't answer my question.

    What if I want to separate the layers and create a new DLL that serves the same purpose as the ActiveX DLL I used to create in VB6?

    Thanks in advance!
    MS Dev
    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 6:56 PM

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  • never mind, i found it under the project type ClassLibrary, which lets me build a DLL for middle-tier components
    Monday, November 9, 2009 8:59 PM