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Moving from php to asp.net (vb) for my employer

Possible to code efficiently in dreamweaver? Or is Visual Studio necessary?

11:21 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have to write an app in vb.net for work. I have a lot of experience with php as well as some experience with visual basic 3 though 6 (back before web apps existed, i think!) so the transition shouldn't be too difficult.

My question: Is it neccesary to develop in visualstudio or is dreamweaver okay to do fast/efficient work? i have both: i like the look/feel of dreamweaver better, also vs seems to be a cubersome mammoth of an application.

Thanks for feedback!

12:31 pm on Sept 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Others' mileage may differ, but I found I have to use both. VS is lousy at page layout, at least compared to DW -- I never use the designer/wysiwyg, I only use the code editor in both of 'em.

I basically settled on using DW for the html and CSS, and VS for the coding (both code-behind and inline). Then I use TS Pro to fine-tune the CSS, but that's yet another editor <g>.

Not perfect, but you get used to it.

[edited by: Bluesplinter at 12:32 pm (utc) on Sep. 2, 2006]

12:27 am on Sept 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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VS 2005 Express is free and will save you a ton of time with the actual coding.

As far as using the "designer" I never used it in DW and don't use it in VS 2005 either.

With that said I still use DW for all my classic ASP work because it is quicker to load and more responsive.

1:24 am on Sept 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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