First of all I have average experience with .Net programming, so please go easy on me .
I have an windows application project that consists of 10 Forms. At the moment when I compile my app, it generates a single Exe file. Everything works good.
I want to write an update program for my application, and also after reading some best practices on how to build your app i realized I also need a lot of code rewriting in order to make my app look good.
The thing is I am thinking it would be better to split each form into a separate DLL file, this way achieving some form of modular structure and make my app easier to manage and update.
The problem is I don't have enough experience to know whether splitting each Form into a separate DLL is a good idea or a bad idea, so I'm asking you guys to tell me, from your experience, how would you structure such a project and what would the expected files be ?.
Thank you for your time, and I hope I made myself understood.
In general, you won't see any benefit from splitting the forms out into separate DLLs. When you read about modularisation, people tend to be talking about splitting out application logic, rather than the presentation tier. So, you can split out the actual logic, which is fine, but you should leave the forms where they are.
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I will give this some more though. Each form I have is part of a module of the application logic.
So I thought it would be recommended to split them into DLL's or more experienced programmers would split the forms at presentation level too.
Maybe I will just leave it as it is, because it is working fine so far and I will write an update program that overwrites the entire exe file instead of particular DLL files.
10 forms is fairly small as apps go, I'd leave it in the single exe. It is usual to divorce the UI from the business logic and the database functions. I'd assume that all your business logic is in the code behind the form, this is usually extracted into a separate class.
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