Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    the windy city
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    .NET using DreamWeaver vs VisualStudio

    we are switching to .NET from PHP, so this is all new to me.
    I was told by somebody to be careful with VS.NET because of the spurious code that Microsoft products add to the page headers. how bad is it? This guy have used DreamWeaver to write his .NET pages. Our needs are quite simplistic (mostly just quering a db and displaying the results) and right now we don't own neither DW nor VS. is there an advantage to using DW for the .NET pages?

  • #2
    Regular Coder Cipher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Mostly DW or VS.NET makes it easier for developing and designing web pages, you can write you asp.net code in notpad if you want, and about the codes in headers and other stuff, is not your bussiness, its VS.NET bussiness, you dont have to care about any of this stuff.
    i need a creative atmosphere

  • #3
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I use both DW and VS.Net

    DW-Advantages
    - Geared toward quick and professional web design
    - specializes in web page structure ( makes working with tables, layers easy )
    - has build in extentions for working with javascript quick and easily
    - macromedia exchange provides over 1240 extensions for all most any need
    - has an awesome interface geared toward team work
    - Build in ftp
    - able to work in many lanuages (php, javascript, vbscript, vb, C#)
    - able to make asp.net pages, xml pages
    - has build in tools for database connectivity

    DW-Disadvantages
    - some extensions come with a price.
    - more for design than developing (IMO)
    - when working with asp.net needed Namespaces aren't added for you.

    VS.NET-Advantages
    - provides alot of help and informative examples.
    - awesome intellisense
    - create web appications, window applications, console applications
    - provides all server control, html server controls, html control as drag and drop
    - powerful application developer
    - on site compilation
    - creates a project for all files needed for any applications assembly, css, etc)
    - Imports all Namespaces for a basic asp.net page
    - provides a properties panel for setting all the attributes for your server controls.
    - makes learning curve for C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET moe relieved
    - contains almost anything you need to build any application Web or Windows


    VS.NET-Disadvantages
    - more for development than design (IMO)
    - lacks easy to work with tables and layers like DW provides

    both IMO are very powerful applications and don't have many disadvantages that I have come across. But if I had to pick one I would ask myself am I a Designer or a Developer?

    Designer go with Dreamweaver
    Developer go with VS.NET also if your new to ASP.NET it makes learning it easier since somethings can take sometime to grasp. Plus it has some potential at design but not ask much as DW.

    ps. about the headers, those are the namespaces you need for ASP.NET pages to work correctly, they reference Classes in the .NET Framework.

    -john
    Last edited by kampfer; 10-26-2005 at 09:12 PM.

  • #4
    Regular Coder Cipher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    well i need to ask you 2 questions kampfer, what is the usage of console applications, and what does macromedia extenstion manager do?!
    i need a creative atmosphere

  • #5
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher
    well i need to ask you 2 questions kampfer, what is the usage of console applications, and what does macromedia extenstion manager do?!
    A console application is what you see when you work in DOS or Unix Shells.
    A console application is commonly used when first learning a language like C# because it strips away the complications of design and there is more focus on learning the language.

    DW extension manager allows you to install DW extensions you have downloaded from the macromedia website or a third party company.
    The manager is neat because you can see every extension you have installed and you can uninstall any extension you like.

    I recommend visiting the Macromedia Exchange website, it has many extensions that can save you alot of time. why re-invent the wheel

    -john

  • #6
    Regular Coder Cipher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thank you
    i need a creative atmosphere


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •