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Can you include .aspx pages within classic ASP pages?

Posted on 2008-02-12
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
Have a server running classic ASP and .NET websites.

Have one particular website that is all classic ASP.

Developing new sections to this in .NET - they will be standalone, but 'part' of the site.

There may be some functionality from the new .NET site that I would like to use in the ASP site.  Can i simply include an .aspx page to run that .NET code in the same way that I include other ASP or HTML pages?

In other words, with IIS process the .aspx using the .NET runtime, and the main ASP page as normal, or will it include the contents of the .aspx then process all that as ASP and crash.

I think that explains what I may want to do!
Question by:Rynert
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b0lsc0tt earned 260 total points
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It should crash.  The include in ASP adds the code and then processes the "lump" of code.  Include files aren't processed first and then added.  This would cause errors since the ASP engine would attempt to process your ASP.NET code.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.


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Arlowin earned 240 total points
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You could try an Iframe, I know its not ideal, but many times .net apps will work fine in an Iframe.  

Just be aware that you may have issues with ajax, cookies, sessionstate etc.  

And the code would not be interactive with the asp page, just displayed within it.

Just have to try and see.

Beyond that if you just want to call .net code from within asp, there are ways to do this. One straight forward example can be found here: http://www.devsource.com/c/a/Using-VS/Calling-Net-Classes-from-Visual-Basic-6/

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Thanks for the answer and alternative suggestions - I think I will just have to code the bits I want to use on the old site, the old way!
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Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.


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