Saturday, December 18, 2004 9:02 PM
WebForms, Winforms, XUL, XAML?
I was recently following a thread on Chris Sells' WIN_TECH_OFFTOPIC. The original request was for a good rich edit text box for a WebForms App. After much discussion, Rob Nimmo came back with the following remark:
"Mind you it got me thinking - I had a chat with one of our devs
as to what the advantages or disadvantages to doing an in house
app as Winforms over Webforms... To tell the truth, I hadn't given
it an awful lot of thought..."
Hopefully, in the future, none of us will have to give it any thought. Eventually Web Applications and "Thick" applications will merge, and there will really be no choice. All applications will provide rich user experience with the convenience of readily available updates and all the other advantages that come with Webforms. One-Click Updates, XUL (and Microsoft's copy of XUL, XAML) are merely steps in this journey.
Filed under: .NET