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  • Visual basic Forms as presentation layer

    Is there any way to use Visual basic forms as presentation layer in spring based web application.We are migrating an visual basic application to JEE based web application.all UI part well designed in visual basic.So we have planned to maintain Visual basic as UI layer.
    Please suggest how to implement this.We not planned to add new technology for UI because the learning curve will be high and cost also.
    Last edited by jacobdeiter; Dec 8th, 2008, 05:38 AM.

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    You could keep your VB UI and have that call Java based web services instead of VB going to a database itself.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa730836.aspx
    looks as good a place as any to start with.

    It'll still be a fair effort to do it but probably less painful in terms of user training.

    Also means that you could easily create a web based app later on...

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    • #3
      You would want to use SOAP as the transport protocol to communicate between vb and spring. This would mean at least design and develop two different apps,
      a vb client who handles all client related actions and the service who handles all logic related actions

      The communication between them can he handled in various ways.
      If vb does not support SOAP you would most likely want to work with simple http based requests.

      Have a look at:
      http://static.springframework.org/sp.../remoting.html

      hope my opininion helps ..

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