Facebook app that conects to an asp website

A friend asked me to help him create a Facebook App.  The app queries his DB from the facebook app.  His website is written in ASP.
The face book app takes in a few pieces of info, birth date, email address and that is about it.  The app submits to the db and based upon your birthday the query returns specific info.
I don't know very much about ASP and need some direction on where to start familiarizing myself on how to create an app.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Please clarify, thanks.  Are you writing a Facebook app in ASP?  Or are you writing a Facebook app that needs to talk to a remote server that is running an ASP web application?

If the latter, what kind of output does the ASP web application produce?  If you have a choice, it might be appropriate for it to produce a JSON response with the data the FB app needs.
rgranlundAuthor Commented:
The Facebook app  needs to talk to a remote server that is running an ASP web application. I'm not sure if the original web designer would be able to "produce a JSON response" from the data.
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
Think of the facebook app as a fancy iframe.  You create the "app" in facebook by giving it a name and telling it where to point to.  It can point to any web page but it has to be a folder.   I would place it in mysite.com/apps/facebook/app_one/index.asp  then when you create the app info in facebook you will use mysite.com/apps/facebook/app_one/  (leave out the index.asp).    After that you are treating it just as if it was iframed.    So it does not matter if you are using asp, .net , or php or something else.    

asp/.net/php is the server side language that connects to the db, so if you are more familiar with a different language, or create a restful web service to the db.  Either way it will probably be easier on yourself.  

I think the only part where it can get tricky is the newer oAuth stuff with asp as there is not much help.  http://scottdesapio.com/vbscriptoauth/ , https://github.com/sdesapio/Classic-ASP-VBScript-OAuth

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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
for json with asp, there are some libraries to help generate json.

https://code.google.com/p/aspjson/ (I have used this one many times)
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