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Convert VB 2005 application to web based application

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a vb 2005 application on a shared drive and I want to make it web based.

Its a read only application which uses a config file, so users can decide which database to look at.  The user can also produce a file.  To avoid different users overwriting each other's files I prefix the file with their logon ID.  The idea is to allow users to search database tables by key fields.  For example they may want to get price history of one or more companies.  Alternatively, they may want to find companies set up in a given period of time.
Once the user has chosen their databse text boxes appear corresponding to the columns of the table.  If the user changes the table the old text boxes are deleted and new ones appear.
Once the user has decided which table to view and which fields to search by the program calls a stored procedure.  The results are displayed in a datagridview which allows users to sort the output.  By double clicking on a column in the datagridview the user can put the results of that column into a file.  If the user doesn't enter a key value the program reads the values from the file.

How can I make this a web based application?
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To make the application "web based", you would have to rebuild and redesign using active server pages, and run the application on a windows server using Internet Information Services.

To be able to access the existing application from the web, set up a terminal server (windows 2003) or XP/Vista using a product like elusiva.

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