July 21, 1998

ASP Server not able to connect to ODBC data source

Question: Whenever I try to connect to a Web Project that I have built (mostly with the Visual InterDev wizards) and I try to run the page in a browser I get the following dialog: “[Microsoft][ODBCR Driver Manager]Data source name not found and no default driver specified” The script debugger

Data Sources

Question: Do I have to duplicate DSNs on the development PC and the Web server for Visual InterDev to work, or can I use the Data Source on the Web server? Answer: To make them work properly, you need to duplicate them. Everyone seems to have trouble with data source

ASP error ‘0115’

Question: I have MDAC 1.5 on my Windows 95 box running PWS 4.0. I get ASP ‘0115’ when trying to run any of the ASP scripts, even the samples downloaded from Microsoft. I read on a newsgroup about installing MDAC 2.0 to solve this, but is that a real solution?

How to invoke Word from ASP

Question: I have a successful ASP application that returns data to an IE4 browser and requests that the browser display the data as an Excel spreadsheet. When I save the file, the File Save As dialog box defaults the type to an excel workbook. This is accomplished with the statement:Response.ContentType


Question: Microsoft currently has a VB5 extension to allow programming of the WinCE handheld PCs, but not for the Palm PCs. Is Microsoft planning a version of WinCE VB for programming the Palm PC? Answer: Unfortunately, there isn’t enough RAM yet in the Palm-sized PCs to support VB development. Also,

WinCE / SystemTray

Question: My question involves SystemTray controls for WinCE 2.0. I am familiar with the ActiveX controls that can use the SystemTray in Win95. However, I am not sure how to do it in WinCE. Can you help? Answer: You can associate a 16 x 16 icon with your application, to