09/01/2006

September 2006 - Make Over Your VB6 Apps with .NET

Take advantage of the top 10 refactorings for VB6-.NET migration to create easier-to-read and far more robust .NET applications. Plus using ActiveReports for .NET 3.0 to build apps easily, creating and using path handlers with REST, iterative development and the State Design Pattern and more.


VSM Cover Story

Refactor Your Way to Migration Success

Take advantage of the top ten refactorings for VB6-.NET migration to create easier-to-read and far more robust .NET applications. These refactorings pick up where the Migration Wizard leaves off.


Developer Product Briefs

CodeRush 2, More

The latest products for VSM readers.


Editor's Note

VSM Tests eBook Market

FAQ on the VSM e-book test.


Getting Started

Manage State With The State Pattern

A site's VirtualPathManager acts as a dispatcher for requests. In addition to invoking your VirtualFile objects, the path manager can also pass requests to the default ASP.NET path manager.


Letters from Readers

RCAs Need More Diversity

A reader offers suggestions for how to broaden the selection of winners in VSM's annual Buyers Guide Survey.


Practical ASP.NET

Build RESTful ASP.NET Apps

Create a virtual page handler that lets you deliver data directly from your database to your Web users. The handler also lets you move your app into the world of REST Web Services.


First Looks

Active Reports for .NET 3.0: Build Reports Easily

Data Dynamics' Active Reports for .NET 3.0 features good, basic reporting capabilities, minus the bloat that affects many of today's software packages.


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