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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® ASP.NET by Richard Leinecker

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Language Changes

Several significant language changes must be considered when converting to ASP.NET. VBScript was replaced with Visual Basic .NET, and JScript was made into a real language capable of being used in the .NET architecture. Because changes made to these languages differ, they will be handled separately.

VBScript

Numerous changes will need to be made to current ASP code written in VBScript. Some of these changes are due to the move from VBScript to Visual Basic, and other changes are from VB changing as it moves to Visual Basic .NET.

Here are the main language related changes for Visual Basic .NET:

  • The default setting for the Option Explicit keyword is on.

  • Only indexed default object properties are supported.

  • The LET and SET statements ...

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