The following post was written by guest blogger Levie Rufenacht, software architect at Ice Tea Group, LLC .
Moving VB6, WinForms, or other legacy applications to the web can be hard and expensive: evaluating current web technologies, considering the timelines, and worst of all, rewriting the code from scratch. We understand this struggle, and that’s why Wisej was born. Taking the convenience of WinForms and integrating your favorite Syncfusion components, we’ve been able to bring a familiar desktop development experience to the web.
Harris Local Government Application
Goodyear Shop Floor Production
Wisej is a single-page application (SPA) framework based on .NET for C# and VB.NET. Wisej emphasizes the best of both worlds of WinForms and the web by taking controls that have a familiar look and feel to WinForms and bringing them to the web. Thanks to Syncfusion and Wisej integration, you don’t need to rewrite complex business applications from scratch with a foreign web technology. You can migrate your existing WinForms business logic to Wisej without major changes in the code base.
Wisej vs. WinForms comparison
Simple Button Click Event (C#):
Simple Button Click Event (C#):
With Wisej, there’s no more worrying about integrating stylesheets in your application; the styling is done using the Wisej Theme Builder and loaded into your project automatically. The Theme Builder allows you to customize the look and feel of all Wisej controls. You can use one of Wisej’s 10 predesigned themes mentioned at https://wisej.com/themes/ or your own custom theme. Once you choose your theme, you can test it in real time using the URL of any active Wisej application. If the Theme Builder isn’t enough for your styling needs, every control in Wisej has a CssStyle attribute that lets you configure optional CSS for that control.
Modify Any Control’s Look and Feel Using the Wisej Theme Builder
Change the Program Theme on the Fly
Integration is crucial to keeping up with the ever-changing demands of clients. Wisej can be deployed on premises, on the cloud, on a desktop, and on mobile devices. No matter what kinds of devices your clients are running, Syncfusion + Wisej has them covered.
The Wisej mobile platform gives web developers the power to design applications for mobile without touching the native mobile code. Developers can leverage the native functionality of the device, including but not limited to biometric authentication, haptic feedback, screen brightness, native alerts, toolbars, and tab bars! Change these properties on the fly in Wisej using commands as simple as the following.
|Device.Brightness = 0.5;|
var authenticated = Device.Authenticate(“Reason for authenticating”);
Using Wisej’s responsive profiles, developers can create a custom look and feel for any kind of device with just a few clicks.
For developers who want to retain their application for desktop, Wisej offers self-hosting through an OWIN/Katana web server that runs as a process on the machine. The window’s frame is fully customizable and doesn’t require an internet connection to operate. The application can leverage some native Windows functionality like the AlertBox. The full source code is provided to allow developers to work with authentication, logging, and directory browsing.
Current WinForms developers should be able to adjust to the Wisej framework with relative ease, reducing training costs and increasing productivity. WinForms developers will find that they’re able to create productive software and take it to market quickly. Additional training is available for developers who want a deeper understanding of the Wisej framework.
Syncfusion Chart in Wisej Demo Project
Syncfusion Excel Widget Embedded in Wisej Application
Working with Syncfusion controls in Wisej is easy. Want to change a CircularGauge background color? Use C# on the server as follows.
|this.ejCircularGauge1.Options.backgroundColor = “white”; // this is updated automatically on the client.|
Call a spreadsheet’s setReadOnly method.
Handle the widget’s events on the server.
this.ejChart1.Widget.chartClick += new
Me.EjChart1.Widget.chartClick = New WidgetEventHandler(AddressOf Me.EjChart1_CellClick)
Companies all around the world have used Wisej to modernize their WinForms applications. Wisej is being used in many industries including agricultural, medical, construction, financial, and many more. From individual development teams to multi-billion-dollar corporations, Wisej excels in giving developers the tools they need to get the job done. Find out what others are saying about Wisej:
For consultation inquiries, send us an email at support AT wisej DOT com. Otherwise, to get started, head over to https://wisej.com/#buy and start a free 15-day trial!