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What major applications have been ported to the .net framework?

Does anyone have a list of applications that have been ported to the .net
framework?

Does anyone know if future versions of Office will be ported? What about
other Microsoft products? Games?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Bill,

Nobody knows the answer on your question than some people at Microsoft. This
question will certainly not be answered by Microsoft in a newsgroup. I once
have read from a Microsoft employee in this newsgroup that the change that
they port Office to Net is small. However with Microsoft you never know and
the certainly don't tell it to everybody. Even not there own employee's, so
don't blaim him when he wrote it wrong.

Just my thought,

Cor
Jul 21 '05 #2

"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:Op*************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bill,

Nobody knows the answer on your question than some people at Microsoft.
This question will certainly not be answered by Microsoft in a newsgroup.
I once have read from a Microsoft employee in this newsgroup that the
change that they port Office to Net is small. However with Microsoft you
never know and the certainly don't tell it to everybody. Even not there
own employee's, so don't blaim him when he wrote it wrong.

Just my thought,

Cor


Doesn't it seem strange that after three years or so, there isn't a single
major application that runs under the .net framework?

I thought by now virtually everything would be .net, including Windows
itself and that Win32 would be history.

Is the transition taking longer than Microsoft thought it would? Is
Microsoft having second thoughts about .net?

Jul 21 '05 #3
Bootstrap Bill <wi************@gmail.com> wrote:
Doesn't it seem strange that after three years or so, there isn't a single
major application that runs under the .net framework?
How major does an application have to be to be called major?

The company I work for ships a product used by millions of people, and
a lot of it is built on .NET.

Could you name some applications which you consider to be major but
which didn't exist at all when .NET came out? Bear in mind that
converting an existing app to .NET is usually going to be costlier than
improving the existing code, at least in the short to medium term.
I thought by now virtually everything would be .net, including Windows
itself and that Win32 would be history.
Given how glacially slow progress usually is, I think that was very
unlikely.

Even if a new version of Windows came out tomorrow which was 99% .NET,
it would still be years before most people would be using it.
Is the transition taking longer than Microsoft thought it would? Is
Microsoft having second thoughts about .net?


I don't think so - I suspect they had more realistic goals to start
with.

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet
If replying to the group, please do not mail me too
Jul 21 '05 #4
SQL Server 2005 and Longhorn are supposedly both written predominately in
C#. As others have stated, it is almost always cheaper to continue
supporting existing code bases in older languages, but that truely new
development will be done in newer environments.

Mike Ober.

"Bootstrap Bill" <wi************@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:mqIpe.7022$xI2.2601@trnddc09...

"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:Op*************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bill,

Nobody knows the answer on your question than some people at Microsoft.
This question will certainly not be answered by Microsoft in a newsgroup. I once have read from a Microsoft employee in this newsgroup that the
change that they port Office to Net is small. However with Microsoft you
never know and the certainly don't tell it to everybody. Even not there
own employee's, so don't blaim him when he wrote it wrong.

Just my thought,

Cor


Doesn't it seem strange that after three years or so, there isn't a single
major application that runs under the .net framework?

I thought by now virtually everything would be .net, including Windows
itself and that Win32 would be history.

Is the transition taking longer than Microsoft thought it would? Is
Microsoft having second thoughts about .net?


Jul 21 '05 #5


--

"Bootstrap Bill" <wi************@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:mqIpe.7022$xI2.2601@trnddc09...

"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:Op*************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Bill,

Nobody knows the answer on your question than some people at Microsoft.
This question will certainly not be answered by Microsoft in a newsgroup. I once have read from a Microsoft employee in this newsgroup that the
change that they port Office to Net is small. However with Microsoft you
never know and the certainly don't tell it to everybody. Even not there
own employee's, so don't blaim him when he wrote it wrong.

Just my thought,

Cor


Doesn't it seem strange that after three years or so, there isn't a single
major application that runs under the .net framework?

I thought by now virtually everything would be .net, including Windows
itself and that Win32 would be history.

Is the transition taking longer than Microsoft thought it would? Is
Microsoft having second thoughts about .net?


Try to Google this group. You have a similar thread and a link to a blog
where someone from MS posted some. Most of them are not "ported" but new. In
particular all new web based applications are now written using .NET (much
easier to see it is than others). Others integrates with .NET at some degree
(Office, SQL Server 2005).

Also it seems you are confusing things. Windows and Longhorn and any OS
won't be written using .NET any time soon (they are exposed to the outer
world as Managed APIs but typically you won't care about this). MS just
likely keeps picking the best fit for each particular application instead of
blindy picking always the same solution.

You should just do the same. Its it good for you or not ?

Patrice


Jul 21 '05 #6

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