[Mono-dev] visual webgui for mono?

Jesse Guardiani jesse at guardiani.us
Mon Jul 24 11:23:57 EDT 2006

I just ran across this today while search compulsively for things like "AJAX WebOS",
"AJAX Internet Operating System", and "AJAX Web Desktop":

Looks really slick. I think the concept is that you code using the normal
WinForms API, but the code generates HTML and javascript that runs in a
thin AJAX client on the browser side.

The problem I see is that it doesn't work in firefox, only IE.

I've been thinking about AJAX a lot lately and I'm starting to think that
an AJAX Desktop might be the development platform of the near future.

It looks like the Visual WebGUI folks agree, but I think the goal might be
better achieved by an open source group. (supporting a broad range of
browsers rather than just IE.)

Sounds like a massive amount of work. And I'm not sure if it would be better
to recode an existing API or create a new, simpler API. But the obvious advantage
to using WinForms, assuming a group of programmers could pull it off, would be
that it is already a widespread and widely used API in the industry.

I'm probably smoking something.

What do you guys think?

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at guardiani.us

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