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Database Remoting (a-la Delphi) for VB

Hi folks,

I apologize if this is off topic, but I have noticed this forum has a number of delphi programmers :-)

Is there a database remoting package (ie. Asta, dbovernet) that exists for Visual Basic? I know this is common for Delphi, but I have a VB project that needs similar functionality.

Any pointers appreciated

Thanks!

James Wann
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Not sure whether you're already aware, but I think most distributed apps with VB are written using Com+/MTS.  You can do a search on Amazon for "visual basic" and com+ or mts and come up with lots of books.

Quite a bit more difficult than the remoting libraries that make things easy with Delphi, but I gather it's very powerful once you get up to speed.

I almost pointed this out when I read in a JoS thread a few days ago that VB isn't suitable for enterprise apps.  I don't have any experience with that, but judging from the number of books on using VB with Com+/MTS that's simply not true.

Herbert Sitz
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

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