Yes we can go with xbap application even i too thought that also.
But my basic requirement of converting this wpf to an web application is that
1) I am connecting centralized sql server with ado.net which have image data type also, so when i connect to the centralized database and fetch the data and also image am getting huge delay on getting the same.
I even asked a question on C# discussion forum on the same and they suggested me to go with image storage in physical drive and use web browser control to access the image. And instead of ado.net can use webservices.
But my thought is that if we create an web application and host the application in same server where the data base server exists will solve my problem. Thats the reason i wanted to convert into web application.
2) According to my understanding xbap application is that, when we trigger that it will download the exe to the local desktop through browser and run from local machine. If that is the case once again i hope i will be getting the same issue. If its is not the case i hope xbap would be the right option for me.
Please correct my if my understanding is wrong.
2)if i go with WCF or entity with local
servers wont it help me regarding handling data and image data types with
Sorry but I dont understand your conecrn
No, Actually my issue was to handle the image through centralized server. So i thought to host the web application and db server in the same machine. if i use ado.net it will work fine and also its working fine now. But if i go for wcf or entity model, will it also take more time to give me data having image data type?
Abhinav S wrote:
Hema Bairavan wrote:
3) And regarding XBAP, Will it
download the xbap file exe to the local machine and it will work from local
desktop like windows application like that it will connect db via internet only
Yes, an xbap file will be downloaded to you machine.
Ok thanks for your reply. So, xbap will behave like local windows application, if i use ado.net to connect centralized sql server to get data having image data type it will also take time like windows application???
i hope with this reply our conversation will come to end
By your requirement, changing the application to a webapplication (be it by web forms, silverlight or XBAP) will not solve your problem. In fact, you will only lose yet more performance.
If your application is loading images from a centralized server and that is making things slow, I think your problem is on the transfer rate of those images. If you can change your application to do a local cache of the images, you will only need to go to the server the first time (the first download) of that image, and later you can use it locally.
Surely it is good to use some mechanism to check if the image needs to be updated or not (considering the server image changes), but that's all.
Doing an web page, you will:
Have to send the application throgh tcp/ip + the images through tcp/ip. Even if the webserver does a local access, the client will use tcp/ip to get to the webserver.
The only advantage is that browsers deal with the cache for you (but considering you will need to rewrite the application, it is not a real advantage).
For the item 2. All web applications do almost the same. HTML applications can have code that executes on the server, but they will send such HTML to the client. That HTML can then asks for postbacks or call a web-service, but it executes locally (on the client).
WPF (as XBAP) and Silverlight are like the HTML code in the sense they execute on the client machine, but for anything else, they should call the webserver (a service call... WCF, for example). So, I am sure your problem is not there.
It all depends how you created your WPF app, and what resources it uses; e.g. does it use the local file system, are you using custom printing, etc. Is it written using an MVVM framework, or is it written using code behind?
There is no magic bullet - we can't give you a hard and fast figure I'm afraid.
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