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.Net User Interface on Apache/PHP
Is it possible to integrate .Net with PHP?
Torben Lundsgaard

 10:22 am on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0)


I'm in the process of making the specs. for a web app.

I was going to base it on Apache and PHP but the end users are begging me for a .Net UI because they are used to .Net and XP. To be honest I to think that the .Net UI is nice.

Having said that I would hate to base the app. on an expensive and slow MS platform. So my question is:

Is it possible to an open source platform for backend and .net for front end? Or even better. Can I program a .Net like UI in PHP?




 5:44 pm on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can I program a .Net like UI in PHP

I don't really know what you mean by that, if it's a web app then I would think so unless I am way off on what you mean.

I don't use .NET at all so I don't really know much about it.

anyone else have any thoughts?


 5:47 pm on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

Torben, if it's the IDE (Integrated Development Enviornment - the application you write code in) you like for .Net, have you considered checking out Zend Studio? It's an IDE for PHP that offers many of the features of VS.net.

If it's not the IDE you're talking about, then I'm lost.

Torben Lundsgaard

 7:33 pm on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

OK, I'll try again

I'm not talking about IDE.

I've seen web applications based on ASP .Net, which looks just like compiled .Net applikations. Kind of like the XP look and feel.

What I want to know is if this is just nice graphics and client side scripting or server side ASP.Net in which case I will abandon the idea.

Maybe I should ask this question in the Microsoft forum.


 11:38 pm on Dec 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

If I understand what you're wanting to do (make a nice client-side application that runs outside of the browser, or is not dependent on the browser except to launch), then you may be interested in taking a look at Java.

PHP is server-side only, so the only interface you can really create with that is with a web-browser.


 4:15 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

I wonder if you (or anyone reading here for that matter) has worked at all with the XML Windowing Toolkit [xwt.org] or XWT. It looks like it would really be the ticket for a custom client-server app that looked and felt like it was running locally, rather than within the browser.

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