27. září 2005 23:58Hi,
I would like to know if I can take a XAML application and bundle it with the right DLLs to distribute to IE6 users using Windows XP?
Essentially I would like to use Avalon to do a nice UI for my app, and let the users install and run it in/from IE6.
If it's run like a desktop app, atleast it should be possible to install just using IE6 and XP, logging into my server and download an MSI package, correct?
Which additional files/sdk has to be installed in the users PC through the browser?
Are there any samples on how to do this, or do I have to wait for Longhorn?
I would love to start developing my app now and deploy to existing users, and be way ahead of the game when Longhorn finally arrives.
28. září 2005 0:36ModerátorYou can deploy express applications that use WPF. If the user does not have WPF/.Net 2.0 installed it will be a rather large download to install those prior to installing your application however.
28. září 2005 1:47
Web Browser Applications (formerly Express Applications) can run in IE6 or IE7 (or any browser that hosts the Web Browser activeX control).
Web Browser Applications are WPF apps that are:
- Browser Hosted
- Non-installed (cached)
- Run in a security sandbox.
Because they are not installed & sandboxed, users do not see an installation/security prompt before WBAs are launched. Also, because WBAs are WPF apps, they have the visual richness (vector graphics, animations, 3D, etc) and programmability (baked in databinding, XAML, authoring in C#, VB, etc) of WPF.
If you want to get started, there is a VS Project templates for “WPF Web Browser Applications.” (More info on how to configure your server to handle the WPF mime types can be found in the SDK.)
28. září 2005 18:19ModerátorI think it is possible to package everything (.NET 2.0 runtime + WinFX runtime) but I don't think the license for WinFX allows that (yet). And you cannot start to distribute your application - you will probably have to wait for WinFX Beta 2 for a "Go-Live" license.
And I don't know about being ahead of the game - Longhorn (Vista) will be released in sync with Avalon/WinFX.
Hope this helps,