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Hello

I am thinking about developing a desktop application using C# or C++ or Java.
I am asking if there is a way to turn it to a web application by hosting it online or putting it on cloud so that anyone can use it from anywhere ??

Note that i don't want to re-write the application using PHP or ASP or whatever, just make it available online.
Posted 13-Oct-12 14:18pm
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Wes Aday 13-Oct-12 20:32pm
   
No. If you want a web application you have to write is as a web application.
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Solution 1

If you have designed your application to use TCP/IP and is frugal in it's bandwidth usage you can connect the desktop app over the internet to a server side back-end in "the cloud".

Other options are screen sharing or remote desktop to a virtual machine hosting your app.

For a true "web experience" you really have to use "web technologies" which would require a rewrite.
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Solution 2

There is a difference between Windows application and Web application. You cannot 'host' a windows application on cloud or anywhere to be treated as a web available to outer world.

Read differences in detail here: MSDN: Choosing Between Windows Forms and Web Forms[^]
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