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Thread: Upgradin 16 bit to 32 as web enabled

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    Hello All

    Need some advice, suggestions on an upgrade I am about to take up.

    Currently we have a Visual Basic application written in VB 4.0 16 bit and the back end is MS Access 2.0. The application is basically 3 vbp's calling each other using Shell function.

    We are planning to upgrade this application to a web application using VB 6.0 and the database will be converted from Access 2.0 to SQL Server 7.0. I know that it is going to be an uphill task. Has someone tried anything like this before, if so could you share the secret. I am sure there are lot of gurus out there who have a good idea of what needs to be done.

    For creating a Web Application, is IIS a good choice ?? Since ours is a huge application, i would still like to have 3 seperate projects that would interact with each other, do i have create them as dll's in that case ??

    Will be thankful for any response and suggestions.

    Thanks


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    The VB side shouldn't be too hard, but watch the data type sizes.

    My only other comment is about a web application. I would suggest either ADO/ASP, or PHP. PHP is actually faster and more stable, but is totally different to VB, so may be harder to learn. It does support SQL server natively, so that won't be a problem.
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