471,350 Members | 1,732 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post +

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 471,350 software developers and data experts.

Some question about design

Hello!

We have a Windows form application that use remoting to communicate with a
server running some additional software that the windows form application is
using. Note the Windows form application is most certain running on its own
computer(client). We call the server that the Windows form application is
communication with for "app server".
In some special cases the Windows form application and the app server might
be running on the same computer.

The Windows form application is a GUI with many different functionality and
dialogs and forms.

Now to my questions:
Assume I want to have the same functionality and GUI from a web application
as I have from the Windows form application.
How much is it possible to use from the Windows form application when
writing the the web application?
How much do I have to rewrite in asp.net ?
Is the best solution to use asp.net ?
Do I have to change anything in the app server when handling communication
from the web application?
The best would be if the app server would be transparant meaning that both
the Windows form application and the web application
work the identical against the app server so no change is required in the
app server.

As I have understood this, is that asp.net application is running on a web
server(IIS for example). You write your asp.net application by using
the visual tool editor similar to cunstructing GUI for windows forms and
handling event and so on.

The browser will present a GUI using HTML that has been sent from the web
server about the same look and feel as you have when running the web
application from within visual studio. I here assume that you can test and
run you asp.net application from within your IDE in visual studio.
//Tony



Jun 27 '08 #1
1 873


On Apr 18, 4:38 am, "Tony" <johansson.anders...@telia.comwrote:
Hello!

We have a Windows form application that use remoting to communicate with a
server running some additional software that the windows form application is
using. Note the Windows form application is most certain running on its own
computer(client). We call the server that the Windows form application is
communication with for "app server".
In some special cases the Windows form application and the app server might
be running on the same computer.

The Windows form application is a GUI with many different functionality and
dialogs and forms.

Now to my questions:
That will will depend on how well your application is written. if you
have at least two tiers UI and the REST, then you are good. YOu willl
have to just write the Asp.net layer.
Also you might want to go over the REST just to make sure it will work
in web environment( more than one request at a time)

Assume I want to have the same functionality and GUI from a web application
as I have from the Windows form application.
How much is it possible to use from the Windows form application when
writing the the web application?
How much do I have to rewrite in asp.net ?
Is the best solution to use asp.net ?
Do I have to change anything in the app server when handling communication
from the web application?
YOu will still be able to use your existing app serve even with the
web.app
The best would be if the app server would be transparant meaning that both
the Windows form application and the web application
work the identical against the app server so no change is required in the
app server.
As I have understood this, is that asp.net application is running on a web
server(IIS for example). You write your asp.net application by using
the visual tool editor similar to cunstructing GUI for windows forms and
handling event and so on.
The browser will present a GUI using HTML that has been sent from the web
server about the same look and feel as you have when running the web
application from within visual studio. I here assume that you can test and
run you asp.net application from within your IDE in visual studio.

//Tony
Jun 27 '08 #2

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.

Similar topics

4 posts views Thread by PHPkemon | last post: by
193 posts views Thread by Michael B. | last post: by
6 posts views Thread by V. Jenks | last post: by
28 posts views Thread by Yuri CHUANG | last post: by
39 posts views Thread by Digital Puer | last post: by
10 posts views Thread by dolphin | last post: by

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.