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Can I use VB to create a CGI program?

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Can a VB CGI app run on any web-server that is on a NT-server ?
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awd

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It needs to be WIN-CGI compliant.

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Not really, you'd need something else as well as VB. CGI programs respond by writing to standard output. VB does not support writing to standard output, so it won't work by itself.

There's a technical article on the Microsoft site about something called CGISpawn, the would allow you to use VB in a CGI program. The article is at:
  http://premium.microsoft.com/msdn/library/techart/msdn_cgispawn.htm

(You may have to register at the Microsoft site to read this article)

awd

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There are some VB modules available that enable you to use files similar in structure to .INI files to accomplish communication between the  Web Server and your VB/CGI program.  It has been awhile, but if you do a search they should not be hard to find.  Let me know if you have problems finding it.
Check out the Dr. Dobb's Journal site and the June 1998 issue.
http://www.ddj.com/ddj/1998/1998_06/index.htm
It has an article on Visual Basic and CGI including source code.
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jfl

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But I do not have permission to install anything on the server.

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Do I get any points for this?
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