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  • Hi, I have an ASP based web site and now I want to buy Expression Web. But first I want to know that can I edit my ASP based web site and change it to latest asp.net with Expression Web? or not?
    My main goal is to edit my web site and add more databased features to it. Is it easy with Expression Web?
    I'll be grateful if somebody introduce me.

    another question:
     Can I add Farsi (Persian) fonts to Expression Web? Can I build Farsi  ( Persian) web sites with Expression Web? It's too important for me.
    • Edited by kerfani Tuesday, May 27, 2008 12:08 AM spelling
    Monday, May 26, 2008 11:56 PM

Answers

  • There are several aspects to this.

    1) you can edit classic asp websites in EW but you have to code by hand, ie there is no intellisense.

    2) you can't mix classic asp and asp.net on the same page

    3) you can mix classic asp and asp.net pages on the same site (assuming the server supports asp.net) so you could add new asp.net pages to your current site.

    4) EW supports the asp.net data controls but doesn't support anything more than the built in features (which are very powerful). Any additional coding needs to be done by hand and again, there's no intellisense.

    If you want to use additional coding with the controls then take a look at Visual Web Developer Express (VWDE), which is a free download. This supports coding for the controls, with intellisense. It should also get intellisense for classic asp in the near future, as this is being brought back into the full version of VS.


    EW and VWDE make an ideal combination for serious development in fact, and have complimentary features to give the best design and coding tools.

    So, I'd suggest downloading the trial version of EW and VWDE and try working with them both to get a feel of their capabilities.

    I can't comment on working with Farsi font's though if you are using them in Windows I assume they will show up in the font list.

    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk/
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk/






    Ian Haynes
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:10 AM

All replies

  • There are several aspects to this.

    1) you can edit classic asp websites in EW but you have to code by hand, ie there is no intellisense.

    2) you can't mix classic asp and asp.net on the same page

    3) you can mix classic asp and asp.net pages on the same site (assuming the server supports asp.net) so you could add new asp.net pages to your current site.

    4) EW supports the asp.net data controls but doesn't support anything more than the built in features (which are very powerful). Any additional coding needs to be done by hand and again, there's no intellisense.

    If you want to use additional coding with the controls then take a look at Visual Web Developer Express (VWDE), which is a free download. This supports coding for the controls, with intellisense. It should also get intellisense for classic asp in the near future, as this is being brought back into the full version of VS.


    EW and VWDE make an ideal combination for serious development in fact, and have complimentary features to give the best design and coding tools.

    So, I'd suggest downloading the trial version of EW and VWDE and try working with them both to get a feel of their capabilities.

    I can't comment on working with Farsi font's though if you are using them in Windows I assume they will show up in the font list.

    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk/
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk/






    Ian Haynes
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:10 AM
  • Thank you so much Ian.
    Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:29 PM
  • Hi, what is the best database to use with EW ? Access or SQL server?
    and which one is easier to learn?

    Sunday, June 1, 2008 6:09 AM
  • It cery much depends on the site/application. Access was never meant for use on the web but can work if you have a limted number of users. By limited, I would say a max of a few thousand users per day. This would be for reading data from the DB, not writing to it. Two or three simultaneous users writing to an Access db can cause errors.

    For sites with a large number of users and especially lots of users writing to the DB, SQL Server would be the choice.

    Of the two Access is easier to use and would make a good starting point.

    Ian

    http://www.ew-resource.co.uk
    http://www.fp-resource.co.uk


    Ian Haynes
    Sunday, June 1, 2008 1:16 PM