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Data transfer from VB .NET client and ASP .NET cloud server

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Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I am writing a VB13 .NET forms client application and a ASP .NET server Web application (Azure hosted).
I need to transfer text data from the client to the server and vice versa in the background.
e.g. - capture data in client and send to server
       - Populate client VB form with data from server database
       - Send command from client to tell server which page to display
       - Send command from server to client to say 'finished'

so that the two applications can be 'synchronised' somewhat.
Is there a simple way of doing this, please?
(I am fairly experienced in VB forms but a novice in ASP Web programming)

Thanks.
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