I am trying to live stream my desktop over http to one or more users. The immediate goal is just to share the desktop in real time in read only mode for several users. In future we might allow the users to control the desktop as well by mouse or keyboard. I have these queries in this context- Is HTML5 + H.264 right for this or do I need to go with Flash?In either case what are all the components/servers I need for a live streaming infrastructure? (Like desktop, encoder, streaming server, web server, media player etc)? It will help compare the options, if You can post your preferences for each of these components/servers.
On desktop application I am uploading photos and storing physically on the webserver with the help of webservice and in DB I am storing physical path of that photo.On the other hand, I want to download the images for later use at that time I am creating bytestream from the physical path and storing it in the dataset column whose datatype is VARBINARY(MAX)I can return byte array which creates the images on the client side very easily.The main problem I am facing here is, I am not able to convert the byte array into dataset's VARBINARY format.
Question: I created an ASP.NET web application. Now it originally was meant for deployment on a webserver. That is working, so, so far so good. My question now is: Is it possible to deploy it as a desktop-application, too? That is to say the installer installs some kind of server, plus the web application, configures the server to run this application on a localhost URL, and then creates a link in the start menu/desktop, where it opens that url (website, the application) on localhost in a web browser?
I think it should be possible, though the server wouldn't be IIS, because this is a windows component which can't be separately installed. Is there anything like this already out there? The nonplusultra would be that it only starts the server when you click on the shortcut.
I have finished developing an executable desktop application to generate a fractal image based on the passed-in arguments. The output type is JPEG.Now I am developing a site under ASP.NET MVC 3. I want to use the executable from within my site.
Is it possible to use it as is without converting it to a class library and recompiling?
I just added System.Web reference to a dll assembly, the assembly is for windows applications and for web applications. IF the assembly will be deployed on a server, System.Web will be shared using GAC, and there is no overhead. But what about windows clients. I am wondering if there are extra resources or any kind of problems when System.Web is loaded into memory?
I have developed a Web and windows application, both in C#.NET. Now, what I would like to do is when a button is clicked on a particular page in the web application, a signal has to be sent to the windows app saying a link has been clicked. How could I do this really easily? I would like to stay away from socket programming...
I thought of the web app storing cookies and the desktop application monitoring the cookies folder but that seems a bit clumsy.
I'm about to embark upon learning how to create a web site(in fact I am about to create a website for our company) which will enable users to place an order on our system. I already have a desktop, C# WPF, application that has some of the classes I am going to require in the MVC architecture of this new website. Can anyone advise me of the best practise to reuse these classes in the website. If I was going to create a new app I would refactor the classes out of the desktop app into a class library then add this to my new app by adding an existing project (my class library) to my solution but that option does not seem to exist in creating a website?
I like to create a desktop widget framework using asp.net. its like yahoo widget or google widget any one able to create a simple widget application and plug in to this framework. how to develop this framework?
I am developing one Intranet Que type project for a small Travel agency. I need one logic to route the customer que over all sales agent so anyone once free he will be buzzup to pickup the customer till here is Okay. But i need some timeout if no sales agent pickup the Que it will forward to the supervisor. Now here is my Question should i make a small desktop application and run in server to moinitor the time and forward the task.... or Is Web Service is suitable for this? (Forward means just it will update one field of table so it will start displaying in Supervisor screen.)
Is there a way to make a desktop application easily interfaceable via Web ? Meaning, can you have a way to interface with a single desktop application as if you were remote desktop'd into the machine but not? I am looking at doing this in ASP.NET or Silverlight.
I am trying to develop a web application(Using ASP.NET and c#) that uses a specific database hosted on web server. I will have another desktop application that will use a local database. Both databases have same structure and data at start up. Then databases will change when users add data to web application and an employee adds data to the desktop application. After a while I have to sync both databases.
What will be best way to do this? Is there any opensource example/ starter kit to start with?
Is it possible to take a page object, or maybe just a single ASP.NET control, and render it in a desktop application in some way? For example, Visual Studio, being a desktop application renders ASP.NET controls in the design surface. I want to do something similar.
I am brainstorming on how to make a very simple designer for a very simple data entry application. I would have some custom ASP.NET data entry controls, and I want lay users to be able to see what the page might look like as close as possible. So I would want a panel in the application to show the rendered collection of controls, but the panel does not need to be interactive in any way. I.e. no click and drag or resizing of controls, etc. There will be standard windows form controls that the form author interacts with for defining the layout of the page.
I will simply save a list of the controls they added with some other information the "designer"(who are non-technical experts) provides, and I will use that information to later create the actual aspx page, either through a manual or automated process, TBD.
Is it possible to invoke/execute a particular desktop application why entering an URL in the browser. i.e, when a specific request is executed on the browser, our desktop application should be invoked.
I have an MVC application which uses the Membership services.I am importing a user list from another application that doesn't have any sort of Membership use, so I'm just using a csv file for the import, and writing a standalone C# app to do it. How do I get the standalone app to use the MVC application's database? The code works, in that calls to Membership.CreateUser are returning, but I'm not seeing the users appear in the correct database. So if the database is on my local machine and called "FooBar" how do I tell the Provider to use that instead of whatever default it's using?
We are implementing some business functionality that it exposed through the asp.net web service. At the current stage user interface is required for some peace of it and we are going to implement it inside of already existing desktop application (it is MFC C++ application, but we are considering to integrate some WinForms/Wpf components). In the nearest future we plan to replace current desktop application with a web site version (it will be asp.net web site, or PROBABLY Silverlight application). Therefore, I would like to implement UI once on the web site and just re-use it in some way from desktop application. Am I clear enough? Is there any way to do that? For sure, I can implement web service and use it from desktop application right now and re-use it from web application when it will be required... But I hope there is a better way to do that.
I have a web application and on that application i update a sql database what i want is that when i update the database from the web application a notification will be sent to any one openening my application or a pop up appears to them on their desktop informing them that the database is updated to check all this will be in an intranet. I'm using ASP.Net and I'm the admin for all the PCs in the network and the server.
Specifically, I have the main application running in the browser. I would like to offer a link to install a set of tools that provide the user to perform a subset of the functionality provided in the main application. I'd like to have a link that says, "Install Tools," and this would in turn kick off the Out Of Browser installation of the tools, not the main application.
I need to make an autoupdater for my application. This has been done, and it is working perfectly. However, my application currently downloads version.txt, and reads it to work out whether it needs to download the new application. This is hideous, and slow, and was only supposed to be very temporary. It is also very annoying that we have to update this file every time we release a new version.
My boss wants me to create a webpage that reads the version data from the uploaded .exe, and then returns that to the Desktop application. Therefore, I would be able to call www.example.com/version.aspx, and it would return the version number, such as 1.1. I could then compare to the current version (don't worry, it is generated on the fly, and not hard coded) and then I could download the application if required.
Here comes my question. How would I go about this? I have heard of CGI scripts, and asp.net. Which one of these has the power to solve my problem. If you could just tell me that, then I will be all sorted, as I could read up on it, learn, and broaden my knowledge.
If this is not possible, or not easily possible, is there any way of reading the file version of a remote .exe, without downloading it. This would also be preferable in many ways.
P.S. I did try to explain this to my boss, and suggested that maybe he could either do it, but he is not very good at web applications, and refused, saying that it would broaden my education in this matter.
EDIT: Somehow forgot to add: I normally program in C#, although this application should be so small, that it would not really matter. Also, C# code would be ideal, if there is a way to check the version of a file on a remote server.