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Best ASP editor
Don't want to open a can of worms - just ASP

 12:06 am on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

What is the best (or two of the better) editor for an ASP site? I've heard Visual Studio, Visual InterDev or Dreamweaver. I need to hear the Goods, Bads, and really Uglies.



 1:59 am on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use Visual InterDev for managing sites. It has a bunch of stuff that comes with it, but mostly I just use it for dealing with the files. I code almost all of the HTML/VBScript by hand. The editor is better in the many HTML editors out there, but I do it by hand. It has a nifty CSS editor. Stay away from the controls it supplies...they just don't work. InterDev is particularly useful when you have a team working on a web site. It integrates with SourceSafe to manage the files.


 3:58 am on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

I use DreameaverUltraDev for the basic asp coding, then go back and tweak and manipulate the code with a bare text editor called "Textpad" www.textpad.com

Same with HTML - I use Dreamweaver for the basic layout, then edit my code by hand in Textpad.

I like Dreamweaver because there are so many functions that it does well, and only a few that it doesn't do well.

It's VERY easy to learn, and there is a wide support network.

But no editor is perfect. I don't like their stock javascripts for instance, and usually write my own.


 10:01 am on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

HomeSite is still my favourite (I have interdev but I only use that to get the working files from master etc).. I then load them up into HomeSite which has far superior syntax recognition.

It's pretty nifty.


 6:07 pm on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

> HomeSite is still my favourite

Just would like to second the mention of Homesite. Excellent color coding for asp, plus some built in asp components, as well. All of the ASP I've done here has been done with Homesite. :)

click watcher

 6:49 pm on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

i think it depends on your skill level,
when i started to use DW Ultradev, i had a very good knowledge of Dreamweaver but zilch idea about ASP ... and i can say it's entirely possible to build ASP applications with Ultradev without having to write(or know) a line of code, there is a free shopping cart extension, plus a pay one ($99) which i bought and can recommend. ... the code may not be the neatest or the best, but it works and i'm happy with it and now i've also learnt a little code writing along the way which helps me out a bit.
i'd highly recommend DW Ultradev (although it is expensive)it's easy to use plus (as mentioned by txbakers) the newsgroup support is excellent as well as many "evangelist" websites to help out too.


 9:39 am on Nov 1, 2001 (gmt 0)

The other good thing about DW is it comes with a free copy of HomeSite ;).

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