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Migrating VB6 to HTML5 is not a fiction - Customer success story
All of you VB developers in the present or past would probably find it hard to believe that the old VB code can be migrated and modernized into the latest .NET based HTML5 without having to rewrite the application. But we have been working on such tools for the past couple of years and already have several real world applications that were fully 'transposed' from VB6 (VB6 to Web). The solution is called Instant CloudMove and its main tool is called the TranspositionStudio. It is a unique solution ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:33 PM

New Office 2010 theme added for creating current UIs
Visual WebGui offers its developers a set of out-of-the-box themes which they can easily apply to their applications. This allows developers to focus on the development and business logic rather than dealing with UI design missions. However, design tools and customization freedom are available for those who need to customize current themes or create their own custom theme. As part of the constant updates and enhancements to Visual WebGui and its developer CompanionKit a new available theme was added ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 29, 2010 11:50 PM

Disappearing Boundaries in the Post-PC/BYOD World
A lot has been written recently about how we live in the Post-PC world. But what does mean practically? Up until relatively recently, even as smartphones became more technology capable and increasingly widespread, there was still a clear boundary between ones mobile phone and one’s computer (whether a desktop or laptop). Mobile phones, even with the ability to check and send emails, check the news, or find the best directions on how to get to a specific restaurant, were still largely thought of primarily ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:57 AM

HR web based system developed for leading Swiss Telecom provider
"Our customers were astounded how fast we could present them with the first prototype of their application… We considered using ASP.NET Ajax but in the end decided that the ease of UI development was a major reason for choosing Visual WebGui" Learn why Chakraborty Software chose Visual WebGui Ajax applications platform as the development tool for the user interface (UI) of their HR web based solution, what made them choose it over asp.net Ajax and how Visual WebGui helped them save 25% on their overall ......

Posted On Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:16 AM

Creating a Strong Bridge to the Post PC World
Moving from location to location requires strong roads. When crossing a barrier though, like a body of water or valley, we are required to build a strong bridge to get us from point A to point B in a way that is fast, safe, and easy.Yet we are not talking here about driving a car or riding a bus. As we in the computing world are evidencing the move to the post-PC era, modernizing and migrating legacy applications to harness the power of HTML5 web, cloud and mobile is one of the most difficult challenges ......

Posted On Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:29 PM

New Detailed Documentation for latest Visual WebGui versions/features
Hi,I know it is a bit late, but better late than... you know how it goes. So here is the detailed documentation of the latest WINWEB version 6.4.0 Release d / .NETHTML5 Beta3. The document is documenting the many new features added to the recent release, but it also touches base with more basic framework functionality. The purpose of the document is to serve Visual WebGui beginners as well as to support more advanced Visual WebGui developers. We decided to release the documentation even that it is ......

Posted On Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:29 AM

Extending applications to HTML5 & Mobile - recorded webinar
Hi,The recording of the webinar we did with Forrester Research recently is now available. At this opportunity I would like to thank Jefferey Hammond of Forrester who did a great job in discussing the Open Web, Cloud computing and Mobility trends and presenting the new development challenges they bring and why organizations need to rethink their application development strategies. The 2nd part of the webinar is a presentation from Gizmox, discussing the Instant CloudMove assessment and transposition ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7:35 PM

Trends in HTML5 open web and mobile development

Jeffrey Hammond, a Prinicipal Analyst at Forrester Research will be co-presenting with Gizmox a free webinar tomorrow (April 24, 1PM EST) and will speak about market trends in enterprise software development and the changes brought on by the move to web apps and open web architectures.

Posted On Monday, April 23, 2012 2:14 AM

New Enhanced Visual WebGui WINWEB and .NETHTML5 Versions
After a long wait and huge anticipation from the Visual WebGui community, I am happy to announce the release of new versions for the WINWEB and .NETHTML5 branches. The new 6.4.0 Release d and 6.4.0 beta3 versions are available after an extensive work on core capabilities of Visual WebGui including extension of existing controls and adding new controls such as Strip Controls, RibbonBar, DataGridView, ComboBox, PropertyGrid and RadioButton as well as some major enhancements to both versions in terms ......

Posted On Monday, April 2, 2012 6:49 PM

Application Migration: Windows/VB6 Apps to ASP.NET HTML5
I would like to invite you to a fascinating webinar on extending applications to HTML5 and Mobile that we are doing in collaboration with Jeffrey S. Hammond, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals at Forrester Research.The webinar is free and it will will introduce the substantial changes brought on by the move to Web Applications and Open Web architectures, and the challenges it places on application development shops. We’ll also introduce how we at Gizmox ......

Posted On Sunday, April 1, 2012 7:24 PM

.NET developers finally get their HTML5 Mobile Framework
The new mobile framework we released today extends to Enterprise Mobility the revolution that Visual WebGui brought to Enterprise RIA Applications. Just like Visual WebGui for Web, the new Enterprise Mobile framework also provides a classic .NET development paradigm within Visual Studio. This allows leveraging existing development skillset for building HTML5 mobile applications and extending enterprise IT to the post PC era. The new framework is optimized for enterprise mobility and supports the ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:19 AM

Windows application to a cross-platform web-based solution without a rewrite

“When we received the project estimations from the migration experts at Gizmox we were a bit skeptical at first as it seemed too good to be true… not only that the solution was exactly what we needed but it was also priced lower than all other alternatives.” Dr. Wendy Graham.

Posted On Monday, February 13, 2012 11:59 PM

Microsoft Developers finally get a .NET Framework for HTML5 Mobile Applications

A first preview of the new .NET Mobile Framework is due towards the second half of January 2012 which makes Visual WebGui the first framework within the Microsoft camp that allows leveraging existing skillset to develop HTML5 mobile applications.

Posted On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:56 AM

ASP.NET developers turning to Visual WebGui for rich management system
When The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) decided they needed a web application to allow easy access to the expenses management system they initially went to ASP.NET web forms combined with CSS. The outcome, however, was not satisfying enough as it appeared bland and lacked in richness. So in order to enrich the UI and give the web application some glitz, Visual WebGui was selected. Visual WebGui provided the needed richness and the familiar Windows look and feel also made the transition ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:17 PM

Visual WebGui helps Dawsons put its Windows Forms HR system on the web
Dawsons needed to upgrade their existing Windows Forms LAN human resources system to allow better and flexible access to the ever increasing data size as labor hire clients are demanding easy access to copies of tickets and licenses and etc. The company has some 30,000 applicants on file, but access to this data has been complex and limited with the current system. Therefore the IT department was asked to find a possible solutions that would allow creating a web based application while utilizing ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:10 AM

The votes are in and winners chosen for a free Visual WebGui ProStudio License

Gizmox is announcing the winners of a free ProStudio license and thanks all for taking the time to vote for Visual WebGui as the best add-in and cloud computing product or service.

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 12:01 AM

3 Buzz-words that every CIO hears but 1 they should listen to.

Anyone that’s managing an enterprise with aging or outdated client/server systems is starting to feel the heat. The 3 major buzz-words are rewrite, technical migration and application virtualization, but the one they must know about is transposition.

Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:47 AM

Tips for IT Security in RIAs

Rich internet applications are growing fast in the business and enterprise application landscape as more and more software managers and corporate decision makers are electing to place rich internet applications (RIA's) into their organizations. But with the many advantages of rich internet applications over the client/server deployments, organizations also find many new aspects they need to master and overcome - one of them is understanding the new security vulnerabilities of the rich web based

Posted On Sunday, August 28, 2011 12:53 AM

Nominate Visual WebGui now for your chance to win a Free ProStudio License

DevProConnections and WindowsITPro are now accepting nominations for the 2011 Community Choice Awards. These awards allow you to nominate developer products and services for special recognition.

Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:25 PM

Presenting our unique migration solution at WPC11
I would like to invite you to visit us at WPC LA 2011 and learn how to move your mission-critical/Enterprise apps to the Win Azure Cloud. We will present our innovative migration solution Instant CloudMove at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)tomorrow (July 13). Find us at the Windows Azure Building Blocks demo station where we’ll be showcasing the unique tools for moving business client/server applications such as é.VISOR by Limón GmbH to Azure Cloud. The original application is a data-centric ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:59 AM

Why Windows 8 does not mean the end for .NET development

No matter what Microsoft confirms about Windows 8 come September, Visual WebGui with its server-side .NET and HTML/HTML5 client ensures that Windows 8 does not mean the end for .NET development.

Posted On Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:03 AM

VB6-like forms-based desktop development for web application
Have you asked yourself why Web development tasks are so complex? Why must you master so many different coding languages and moving-target standards to develop a single line-of-business Web application? Do you understand what it takes to optimize an application's performance and security and to minimize the bandwidth and the CPU consumption without drastically raising the development costs and time-to-market? Based on pages, the Web was designed to carry informative Web sites and some stateless-based ......

Posted On Saturday, December 19, 2009 10:01 AM

Last Preview version for revolutionary Web/Cloud Platform released
Visual WebGui 6.4 Preview 4 was released and available for download here. This version presents an important progress as Preview 4 is the last Preview version of the 6.4 version. This means that from now on, every revision released of Visual WebGui 6.4, will only introduce stabilizations to this version and will not add new functionalities or infrastructure changes. "The Visual WebGui 6.4 preview version is another step towards simplifying and commoditizing complex Ajax web development . The ease ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:31 PM

Bringing the .NET power and HTML5 richness together

.NETHTML5 will bring data centric application development directly to you, with the visual richness capabilities of HTML5 in client and power of .NET code on the server, combined with the ease of use, the built-in multi-browser compatibility, the unmatched performance, the security, the scalability, the extensibility and many more benefits that Visual WebGui brings with it. At the end of the day, you will be able to create your HTML5 rich web applications, writing .NET code only.

Posted On Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:51 PM

How to wrap asp.net controls within Visual WebGui
Check out the new set of How To tutorials that show how you can leverage any 3rd party asp.net controls within Visual WebGui projects. The articles demonstrate and walk through the wrapping process of a few common controls created by companies like Infragistics, ComponentOne and Telerik into Visual WebGui. Visual WebGui allows simple & fast development & deployment of Web/Cloud applications while providing full flexibility & extensibility of other ASP.NET components. These are the articles: ......

Posted On Thursday, September 3, 2009 1:29 AM

Open Source developers community members launch new blog
The Visual WebGui Web/Cloud development & deployment platform community continues to initiate with some more cool projects. We are proud to present the Genius Code project. GeniusCode.net is the spontaneous idea of Ryan Hatch and Jeremiah Redekop - the blog includes anything from screencasts to code articles while the idea is that Anyone can be a genius. "We've discovered some tools that developers can use in order to implement their ideas quickly and effectively," said Ryan and added that "the ......

Posted On Saturday, August 29, 2009 7:09 PM

Getting from .NET to HTML5
HTML5 introduces markup-level functionality for rich graphics, animation and web multimedia. It also supports a richer web application functionality and extends the client capabilities with local storage. Many pundits see it as the next generation web - web 3.0 if you like - and an open standard replacement for propriety plug-ins, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Flash. But, for all its new features, HTML5 is still only the end product. This article looks at HTML5 from the web programmer's point of ......

Posted On Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:43 PM

Visual .NET Development Power finally meets Web 2.0
I’d like to invite you to a set of 2 webinars targeted for Visual WebGui newbies and beginners as part of the new completely free evaluation program for the Visual WebGui Experience. Visual WebGui (VWG) has gained its fame for its simplicity that lets core Microsoft developers, develop rich ASP.NET Ajax based Web, Cloud or Mobile applications just the way they are used to developing desktop .NET apps. With over 200,000 .NET developers that have adopted Visual WebGui to write over 35,000 VWG applications ......

Posted On Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:28 AM

Webcast: Moving Client/Server and .NET Applications to Windows Azure Cloud
The Cloud and SaaS models are changing the face of enterprise IT in terms of economics, scalability and accessibility . Visual WebGui Instant CloudMove transforms your Client / Server application code to run natively as .NET on Windows Azure and enables your Azure Client / Server application to have a secured-by-design plain Web or Mobile browser based accessibility. Itzik Spitzen VP of R&D, Gizmox will present a webcast on Microsoft Academy on Tuesday 8 March at 8am (USA Pacific Time) explaining ......

Posted On Thursday, March 3, 2011 9:56 AM

Project Showcase: SaaS Web Apps Hits a Home Run with New SCMS Database

We love seeing projects from start to finish, and we’re happy to share the latest example with you

Posted On Wednesday, January 26, 2011 10:38 PM

How We’re Staying Ahead of the Cloud Curve
You don’t need us to tell you that cloud computing is a hot market. According to Distinguished Analyst John Bittman and a recent Search CIO article, Private cloud computing is more than a virtualized environment, sixty-six of attendees at a Gartner Data Center Conference plan to pursue the private cloud by 2014. And while everyone is talking about moving to the cloud (public or private), very few are actually doing so. Here’s why: The process of migrating resources to the cloud is a lot more complicated ......

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2011 8:38 PM

AssessmentTool webcast for .NET application migration to ASP.NET Web or Cloud
I would like to invite you to join us for a webcast on Thursday, Dec 2nd @ 17:00 GMT+2 which will explain and show how to run the new Visual WebGui AssessmentTool and to understand the report it generates. We will run the AssessmentTool on .NET compiled Assemblies (dlls and exes) and learn how to assess the readiness of the application for Cloud/SaaS in terms of the complexities of the manual adjustments that are required for the migration. The AssessmentTool webcast is the 1st of a series of sessions ......

Posted On Monday, November 22, 2010 2:13 AM

Visual WebGui is one (small) step far from its first ever official release
Gizmox R&D team has been working very hard in order to bring our 6.4 version of Visual WebGui to the required stability level. During that period, 13 QA versions have been produced and our QA team and beta-testers group have been testing it for a coupon real-world applications while covering all the possible scenarios we could think of. The stability added in this version is really across the framework, mostly concentrating in client-side behavior and display matters but also in server-side and ......

Posted On Sunday, November 21, 2010 12:29 AM

A new tool shows how close an app can be to Web and Cloud
I want to introduce a new tool that can bring a huge change to your life by upgrading your Client/Server applications to a Web or Cloud based environment. Most of us are intimidated even by the thought of migrating a large, mission critical application to any technology. If it ain't broken why fix it, right?! However, Visual WebGui is a unique platform that its architecture allows to convert .NET applications to ASP.NET VWG based Web and Cloud (SaaS) in a simple path and practically no risks since ......

Posted On Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:33 AM

ASP.NET Ajax will not be left behind the HTML5 rush
It takes a short overview of Microsoft development tools and platforms evolvement in order to demonstrate the importance of supporting Web Forms development for ASP.NET Ajax with HTML5 enhancements. In an article that Todd Anglin publishes in Redmond Developers, under the title "Silverlight: What Web Forms Wanted to Be", Todd says that ASP.NET was supposed to be Web Forms. A framework that meant to duplicate VB6 ease of development or rather its more mature successor Window Forms. Asp.Net was expected ......

Posted On Sunday, November 14, 2010 7:38 PM

Two giants are fighting and the third might win, Visual WebGui might be one of the winners of the RIA wars
Latest announcements by Microsoft executives leave no doubt. Microsoft is shifting its support to HTML 5 and by doing so gives up on its RIA platform Silverlight which it repurposes for mobile. Adobe releases a Beta of a new HTML5 supporting tool kit, and by doing so also embraces the HTML5 option. It does look as if both give in to the market preferences for standard, no-plug-in and non-propriety option of HTML5 (see "Microsoft favoring HTML5 over Silverlight: reports" ). If we follow Microsoft's ......

Posted On Sunday, October 31, 2010 8:25 PM

Moving VB6 to Web is not just a fantasy anymore
Up until a short while ago it wasn't even comprehensible that one can take a VB6 code and convert it into a Web based technology without having to actually rewrite the entire application code. The need to convert the VB6 systems to the Web has been here for a while in order to modernize and enjoy the benefits of the Web such as accessibility, centralization and easier deployment and maintenance - not to mention user trends. However, that need has become stronger and stronger since Microsoft announcement ......

Posted On Monday, September 27, 2010 7:30 PM

The Web is open for Desktop developers
Windows Developers find themselves with more development options these days. This could be greatly due to the contribution of Visual WebGui which allows them to make the transition into Web or even Cloud development without having to learn new languages, concepts or development methodologies. The VWG platform is a unique springboard for desktop developers to jump into the deep waters of the Web programming world, wearing a life belt that protects them from all the foreign terms and concepts. New ......

Posted On Sunday, September 19, 2010 3:29 AM

Visual WebGui is leading the way to the Cloud
Each year the editors of SD Times recognize the top leaders and innovators of the software development industry – the Knights of the Software Development Table as they call them. The list includes 100 companies and projects that demonstrated their ability to set the agenda and advance the state of the art. This year Gizmox was included in that noble list among industry giants such as Adobe, Google and Microsoft. These are some of the highlights from the Winner's Profile: “Computing in the cloud is ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 14, 2010 8:06 PM

Building awesome apps is now a simpler task due to the new KB
Visual WebGui revealed yesterday its new resource center called KB (Knowledge Base). The new Knowledge Base presents a big step forward in terms of the online support Visual WebGui provides for their developers community. The new developers oriented system dramatically improves the accessibility and availability of all the VWG resources required for supporting VWG development. The new KB incorporates all of the Visual WebGui resources in one place with an advanced interface to ease on finding the ......

Posted On Sunday, August 15, 2010 7:54 PM

A Visual Basic CMS Application converted to web
Following a need for an enhanced web based solution it was decided to convert the current VB Content Management System (CMS). After evaluating various Ajax frameworks for this project such as the ASP.NET Ajax Control Toolkit and Gaia Ajax for ASP.NET the developer (Luca Morelli) decided to go with Visual WebGui because it could provide a desktop-like user experience and similar UI and allowed to implementing additional functionalities over the original solution with ease and reduce the learning time ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:28 AM

Visual WebGui 6.4 RC0 version fulfills Gizmox's vision to eliminate Ajax pains
Visual WebGui which was designed to solve the most painful issues for enterprise IT is now with its new 6.4 RC0 version fullfiling its promise to reproduce client/server richness and user experience on Web and Cloud, in a simple cost effective way. "VWG was designed to solve what might be the most painful issues for enterprise IT; reproducing client/server richness and user experience on Web and Cloud, in a simple cost effective way and with standard Web, no-plug-in accessibility and absolutely secured ......

Posted On Monday, July 26, 2010 1:09 AM

Automated HR system development for Web
Recruitment and interview process usually becomes complicated and very hard to follow with massive exchange of emails, bulky attachments and several people involved. So it was decided to develop a system that would simplify that process by allowing to find required information at a touch of a key - a web-based workflow-based application to automate the process without any need to install software on the client. The solution also needed to provide automated workflow to route tasks to the relevant ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 10:49 PM

Redcastle uses Visual WebGui for its CRM web modules
Redcastle CRM Limited specializes in Business Management Solutions usually based around an established CRM product. The company struggled to make a Web Application with the same user experience as the Windows client. As a result, Redcastle looked for a solution that would allow the development of web modules that fit the user experience of their Windows client CRM system. Redcastle lead developer James Carter encountered Visual WebGui for the first time via a web advertisement which promised a rapid ......

Posted On Monday, July 5, 2010 9:36 PM

Brinks Bolivia develops a new billing system
Visual WebGui published Brinks Bolivia's success story of how they developed their new billing system with VWG to allow access via the web with a friendly user interface. Brink Bolivia looked to build an application that would allow them to track their services in order to send customers reliable invoices and to generate parameterized reports about the status of each service which is a key for administrative decision-making. They decided to use Visual WebGui for the following (and other) reasons. ......

Posted On Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:11 PM

Web migration of a VB6 system with VWG
Brinks Bolivia eSAC System (Customer Service) allows to register all different kinds of contacts for a customer; addition to maintaining an updated status of each service or customer request, to have accurate information and perform the appropriate procedures for all applications. The system was originally developed in VB6 and since web access was essential it was offered via Citrix. Since the application's performance was a critical issue as well as the need to offer the system without specific ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:13 PM

Visual WebGui's XAML based programming for web developers
While ASP.NET provides an event base approach it is completely dismissed when working with AJAX and the richness of the server is lost and replaced with JavaScript programming and couple with a very high security risk. Visual WebGui reinstates the power of the server to AJAX development and provides a statefull yet scalable, server centric architecture that provides the benefits and user productivity of AJAX with the security and developer productivity we had before AJAX stormed into our lives. "When ......

Posted On Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:08 PM

Visual WebGui launches a new prize-winning challenge for developers
Gizmox is announcing a ListView Challenge where developers can participate by creating and submitting their own implementations of the new extended ListView. "its quite amazing what you can do with it. It opens a lot of new ways to present data in a better and more userfriendly way," says one of the VWG community members who built a three level hierarchal ListView. Watch the hierarchal ListView demo by Visualizer Those ListView implementations will be reviewed and rated and the winner will win a ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:55 PM

Do your own design jobs and make it look professional
Looks and design is becoming more and more important for customers and organizations event when we deal with internal enterprise applications. However, many web developers who work on business apps end up not investing resources on the design. The reason may be that they ran out of time so with their client's pressure there was no choice but to skip past the design process. In some cases, especially in sall software houses, there are no trained professional designers and the developers have to do ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:41 PM

Extended ListView Control for VWG Web Apps
Visual WebGui's extended ListView control is in many cases the best option to implement the most complex data entry and views. The following webcast explains the difference between the extended controls and the standard "flat list" ListView control and of course what can be done with it ......

Posted On Monday, May 17, 2010 10:29 PM

Simply apply engaging, modern web 2.0 UI to VWG apps
Gizmox is conducting an interesting webcast this Wenesday (May 12 10am PST). The upcoming webcast, titled Applying engaging, modern web 2.0 look & feel to your VWG application with version 6.4 will show how the new developer-designer interface allowed by the VWG framework simplifies the process of creating new Web application themes in VWG and define each one's responsibilities (making usage of Adobe Photoshop) in the process. The presenters will walk you through the process, starting from a ......

Posted On Monday, May 10, 2010 8:02 PM

Excel-based Performance Reviews transformed into Web Application for Performance Management
HR TMS provides enterprise talent management solutions for healthcare, retail and corporate customers, focusing on performance management, compensation management and succession planning. As the competency of nurses and other healthcare workers is critical, the government, via the Joint Commission (JCAHO), tightly monitors their performances. On a regular basis, accredited healthcare organizations are required to review employee performance using a complex set of position dependent job descriptions ......

Posted On Sunday, May 2, 2010 2:45 AM

Two new Visual WebGui released simultaneously
Two new Visual WebGui versions were released simultaneously. Downloads are available here. The first is a revision to the beta version of the upcoming 6.4 which brings all-new developer/designer interface and capabilities. The second release is the latest enhancement of the current 6.3.x version. The new 6.3.15 includes the following changes over 6.3.14: Breaking Changes [1] ---------------------------... VWG-6132 - [v6.3.15] Deploy ......

Posted On Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:59 AM

Rouen Business School builds its entire back office UI with Visual WebGui
Two years ago, Rouen Business School (AMBA accredited institution located in Rouen, Normandy, France) decided to develop and implement a proprietary information system in-house. The objective was to administer all the data encompassed by a classic 3500 Students business school: from on-line application forms to the registration system including financial information, scheduling, grades management, etc. The development team at Rouen Business School chose Visual WebGui for the UI. “When we tested the ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:18 AM

Visual WebGui launches a CompanionKit for enhanced developers experience
Visual WebGui launched a new major live demo of the platform's concepts, features and controls and the code behind them. The new Developer CompanionKit is a hige leap forward in the developer experience by allowing developers a hands-on exploration of Visual WebGui which should provide better understanding of the system and the ability to utilize the great advantages of Visual WebGui in order to develop better performing rich web applications. The CompanionKit is available online at companionkit.visualwebgui.c... ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 7, 2010 11:20 PM

Web or Cloud - Which Direction Will Client Apps Take? (from Codeguru)
There is a serious debate going on these days about the future of IT and in which direction the web or the cloud technologies will take us. The following article from Codeguru reviews that subject. "It is a well-known theory that the web and cloud will gradually force out client applications. All that would be needed is a computer with Internet access. In fact, even the full-fledged operating systems in use today would be excessive, as data will be stored on remote servers with necessary software ......

Posted On Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:31 AM

ISV cuts development budget by 66%
Embedded Resource Group had built an ASP.NET website for its hourly contractors and employees to submit online timecards (i.e. web forms). To complement the website, Embedded Resource Group had also built an internal WinForms application for the administrator to utilize the timecard data. The timecard data, stored in SQL Server, is accessed to generate customer invoices and vendor receipts in QuickBooks, as well as to create reports that indicate missing and unapproved timecards and other metrics ......

Posted On Monday, February 22, 2010 9:33 PM

New Visual WebGui Rich Ajax Applications Platform versions released
New Visual WebGui Rich Ajax Applications Platform versions released. 6.3.14 includes some additional stabilization fixes for the on-going support for 6.3. A new beta1 version c of the cutting-edge Visual WebGui 6.4 was also released with a large set of features and a much more complete set of compatibility with the WinForms API and the enhanced developer/designer interfaces and new customization capabilities such as jQuery support. All downloads are free via this link ......

Posted On Saturday, February 13, 2010 7:26 PM

Channel Web 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors
Visual WebGui was chosen by Channel Web within 20 Coolest Cloud Platform Vendors among the list you can also find Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Microsoft's Windows Azure and AT&T. Cloud computing is poised to make big gains in 2010, Here, we take a look at the 20 coolest cloud platform vendors vying for solution providers' attention. Its Visual WebGUI platform is a way to enable enterprises to create rich and responsive Web applications with solid performance and security. And while Visual WebGUI ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 26, 2010 4:42 AM

New Visual WebGui 6.4 beta 1 released with major enhancements and jQuery integration
The new version of the Visual WebGui Ajax applications platform was released today and offers upgraded performance, scalability and complete developer and designer freedom to design and customize Web 2.0 UIs. Visual WebGui 6.4 beta 1 incorporates about 1,000 complete features either added or fixed from 6.3, including increased customizability with the new control level designer, theme designer and jQuery integration. The new version also includes 4 out-of-the-box skins for simple personalization ......

Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:47 AM

Visual Basic 6 Simplicity for the Web and Cloud
Based on pages, the Web was designed to carry informative Websites and some stateless-based interactive apps. However, highly mature forms-based desktop development paradigms have evolved to the level of common knowledge among Microsoft .NET developers. An upcoming live MSDN webcast will show the right combination between the greatest web benefits and the most mature development paradigms. When: 1/27/2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time Languages(s): English Level: 300 Click here to register. It's free ......

Posted On Thursday, January 14, 2010 1:12 AM

Visual WebGui adopts jQuery framework as its client engine
We are excited to announce that Visual WebGui 6.4 client is going to adopt jQuery as its client engine in order to provide better support for cross browsers, enhanced UI behaviors and most important provide a familiar API to write Visual WebGui extensions such as custom controls and utilizing different protocols such as JSON and REST. jQuery is a lightweight open source JavaScript library (only 15kb in size) that in a relatively short span of time has become one of the most popular libraries on the ......

Posted On Monday, January 11, 2010 8:48 PM

A Technological New Year’s Resolution to Go from Thick to Thin…or Not?
As we head into 2010, we are surrounded by friends, relatives and colleagues making personal resolutions – usually focused around finances and weight. It seems that many people are committed to going from fat to thin…and the technological arena isn’t really any different. But my resolution is not about weight watchers, pilates, or whatever the diet of the year is. You have probably all know about the emerging battle between the Google, thin client model and the fat client approach of Microsoft. Microsoft ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 29, 2009 1:05 AM

How to make your ASP.NET third party controls run faster
There is a new open source approach to Ajax architecting. The approach is called Empty Client. The name is derived from the fact that with this approach there is no logic, data or open service on the client and all Ajax calls are routed through a central HTTP/XML pipeline and optimized to a degree never realized on web before. The approach is implemented by Visual WebGui which positions the approach as Windows Over Web and cloud. The approach seems to get traction with Dot.Net developers, which use ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 2:46 AM

Visual webGui released v6.3.13 of its wow applications platform

As the release of Visual WebGui 6.4 is getting closer, Visual WebGui is releasing another stabilization version to 6.3 with a few bug fixes of its Windows Over Web platform which allows the WinForms development & deployment simplicity paradigm for web & cloud applications.

All 6.3.13 versions can be downloaded form Here.

Posted On Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:21 AM

A revolution in the magnitude of the Visual Basic revolution is here for web development
Just a decade and a half ago, the process of building a simple Windows-based application could have been described as a nightmare. The introduction of Visual Basic changed it so developers could for the first time implement Windows applications in an intuitive, graphical environment by dragging controls onto a form. The web revolution is here and now. Web had become very quickly the platform of choice for all kind of applications. The demand for web applications is ever growing and cloud computing ......

Posted On Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:37 PM

Win $10,000 for programming an application with fewer lines of code
In the first code challenge of its kind, Visual WebGui is offering a $10,000 and giving away prizes valued at thousands of dollars in their call to developers to be the first to submit a Webmail application written by another framework with fewer lines of code. Visual WebGui web/cloud platform's productivity is featured via the "Project Webmail", which is an Outlook-like web application with desktop responsiveness & performance & functionalities that was developed by a single developer in ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 3:17 AM

Innovative cloud application platform allows enterprise apps on Windows Azure
Due to Visual WebGui cloud application platform, developers can now deploy their applications to Windows Azure with the click of a button with no re-writes or new programming skills needed. “(now we can) quickly achieve what, a year ago, would have taken more people, more money, and a lot more time. It’s going to open up applications of sorts we’ve never seen before.” The ease of using Visual WebGui was a key benefit. Noted Naylor, “There was no learning curve with Visual WebGui. To a Windows developer, ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:55 AM

Document Management Web Application Solution Developed with VWG
e-grou is an online document management and workflow collaboration service that was developed using Visual WebGui after the company gave a good effort to build that web application with ASP.NET but found that it was too time consuming and that performance also was an issue in certain cases. “...With Visual WebGui we ported our previous web client in just a couple of months with additional functionality, better performance, and looking much better from the graphical point of view... Choosing VWG reduced ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:41 PM

Visual WebGui Application Platform Released
Visual WebGui released a new version today - version 6.3.12 is a further stabilization on the way to releasing the all-new 6.4. The new release includes enhancements to the Control Wrapper such as improved support for 3rd party controls and a more stable overall operation after a few issues were resolved. Visual WebGui provides Develop, Run, Manage & Migrate benefits for Ajax empowered Web / Cloud applications Free Visual WebGui Development Tools Downloads ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:59 AM

Challenges that legacy application face in migrating to the cloud - Open Letter to the Editor
This is an Open Letter to the Editor of CIO in response to an article posted on Computer World discussing the five problems that supposedly keep legacy applications out of the Cloud. Dear Editor, In light of your recent article about the challenges that legacy application face in migrating to the cloud, below please find a response which provides answers to 4 of the most problematic issues. We believe your readers would greatly benefit from the information, and we regret that we were not directly ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:13 PM

A new Visual WebGui Web & Cloud platform release

The latest Visual WebGui version was released today providing further stablization to 6.3.x. The new version is available to download for free in VWG SDK and Express Studio versions and with a 30-day free trial with the Professional Studio.

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Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:42 AM

More than just energy benefits, Green IT can save on hardware and resources for applications
Navot Peled, CEO of Gizmox, challenged the “Green IT trend” with the announcement this week that its product, Visual WebGui, has been successfully providing energy and environmental benefits to enterprises, with its solutions that dually cut costs for hardware and software. “Over the past 2 years, enterprises have been successfully using our product – Visual WebGui, and reaping the environmental and energy benefits while saving money,” said Peled. “To move the industry forward, it’s not the individual ......

Posted On Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:12 AM

Visual Webgui for the umbraco backoffice UI
Daniel Bardi, a Visual WebGui user shared his experience with the Umbraco community as he wrote in his post "...The UI is amazing and works in all known webbrowsers... it's the reason I had decided on the platform for the project (and by reading the many, many reviews). The framework allows non-web developers (or winform developers) to build web applications using a WinForms development environment. No more worries about session and state. The web applications runs on the server and is "projected" ......

Posted On Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:47 PM

Visual WebGui rescues Talex in web enabling its HelpDesk system frontend
A new Visual WebGui legacy application migration to Web case study is available. Taldesk, Talex HelpDesk solution, which was initially developed as a Windows application (Visual Basic 6) needed to be available from different locations and browsers without the need to install any plugins or other components. The company tried building a Web client solution in ASP.NET but encountered many problems and difficulties so it looked for an alternative solution. After a proof of concept “Visual WebGui turned ......

Posted On Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:30 AM

Save your Visual Basic 6.0 applications with the new migration solution
Save your Visual Basic 6.0 applications with the new ArtinSoft/Visual WebGui VB 6.0 to Web & Cloud migration solution. ArtinSoft and Gizmox have joined forces to provide a comprehensive solution to migrate legacy Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 applications to a Web-based DHTML or Microsoft Silverlight. The new joint offering provides a complete solution for taking current Visual Basic 6.0 or Microsoft Windows Forms applications and moving them to a Web-based environment, saving deployment, remote ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:52 AM

A new Social Networking blogging concept created with Visual WebGui
MyTimelineOnline is a unique blogging website featuring advanced controls that allows users to document their life, or the life of a loved one and to share their collective experiences within their social network and with the world. MyTimelineOnline features a control originally designed by MIT and converted to .NET by Rob Chartier. The timeline view allows users to quickly navigate several years' worth of postings to explore what events occurred in their own life or the lives of others. The site ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:30 AM

Patch Theme download for Visual WebGui 6.3.9
A Patch Theme that fixes some renedering issues for version 6.3.9 was released. Fixes for these issues have already been implemented in the upcoming version 6.3.10 and will also be relased with that version. The patch is a VWG v6.3 Theme. There is no installation required for using it. All you need to do to use it is: Either add the project or the assembly to there references of your Visual WebGui Application project Register the Theme with the name "PatchTheme" and select it as the default theme, ......

Posted On Thursday, August 20, 2009 2:13 AM

A thank you letter for Twitter hackers
The repeated Twitter hacking exposes the complex and serious security issues on the web. "The repeated Twitter hacking exposes the complex and serious security issue on the web. Unfortunately for Twitter (Google Apps, Facebook, and others), the problems have unfolded in a public arena, forcing them respond quickly to calm users and resulting in a short term solution (that clearly has not been working!). What is unknown to many internet users is that the problem doesn't end with Twitter's band aid ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:10 AM

Is version 6.4 really that good?
The Visual WebGui Geeks are back after a short break with a new episode that is available on the Geeks on a role blog. Episode 6 of "Geeks on a role" Version 6.4 is it really that good? concentrates on the new features of version 6.4 and the differences between the upcoming version and the current version. In the episode, the geeks basically show & explain what should be expected from this new version. Watch now ......

Posted On Saturday, August 15, 2009 10:36 PM

Visual WebGui Professional Studio 6.3.9 released
Visual WebGui Professional Studio version 6.3.9 was released. This version includes several new features & enhancements of previous studio versions as well as some fixes. For example, the new 6.3.9 version includes a simple and convenient way to specify what runtime version of Silverlight that the Visual WebGui application should support. 6.3.9 versions of the open source Visual WebGui Community SDK & Express Studio are expected to be available for download on the Visual WebGui website by ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:48 PM

Creating a Framework for AJAX Content Management System
"...Flexible software systems require a foundation that supplies the basic system services that's easy for developers to use, yet powerful enough to support complex and flexible systems—in other words, a framework..." The second article by Bogdan Zamfir written & published on DevX continues to develop the Mini CMS system with the Visual WebGui Web & Cloud Platform (a followup article to: Creating a Prptotype) which will get some base components that represent the actual workplace. "...These ......

Posted On Sunday, August 9, 2009 12:12 AM

Visual WebGui releases a new Web & Cloud Platform Preview
A new Preview version of the upcoming Visual WebGui 6.4 Web & Cloud platform was released. This version presents another step forward in this cutting-edge version which is expected to be released later this year. Preview 2 resolves many bugs and issues of the 1st Preview version and also introduces some new features and enhancements including enhanced datagrid performance and enhanced menus mechanism which enables right click events and opening menus anywhere on the screen. The change log with ......

Posted On Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:38 AM

New Visual WebGui Wiki site launched
Visual WebGui, the Web & Cloud Application Development Platform, announces the creation of a Wiki page designed to provide a new interaction zone for Visual WebGui users to read, post, and share development knowledge. The Wiki page will feature detailed information on Visual WebGui, tips and tricks on how to best use the platform, code samples, control pages, SDK version highlights, case studies, and much more. The site will also feature user-generated content posted by Visual WebGui community ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:15 AM

A web-based application simplifying software distribution within an Altiris environment developed
THe following quote is taken from a new case study of smcTeam's AeX Collection Manager. smcTeam's AeX Collection Manager is a web-based application used to simplify software distribution within an Altiris environment. The required functionality did not exist as out-of-the-box feature so the company needed to develop a new solution to distribute software packages quickly and with a minimal administrative overhead. Based on a standard software distribution application a frontend had to be developed ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:14 AM

Name challenge for Visual WebGui future Web & Cloud offerings
ual WebGui is evolving and as we go new opportunities present themselves. As you all know we have been working hard on maturing Visual WebGui rich web offerings along with adding functionality that you, VWG community members have been asking for. This autumn we target to release 6.4 which promises to be the ultimate enterprise rich Internet application solution. We still have some mileage ahead of us on the road to turning VWG into standard de facto rich enterprise solution, but apparently we are ......

Posted On Sunday, August 2, 2009 12:37 AM

Visual WebGui a magical framework for better RIAs
Here is a very interesting article found on asp.netPRO that provides a review of Visual WebGui. The article was written by Bill Haider, a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and this is its overview: "Living in the era of rich Internet applications (RIAs), as we ASP.NET developers do, calls for complex and interactive designs, easy deployment means, rapid development, and high-performance and scalable applications—not to mention the full features of an RIA solution. For a Windows Forms or Web Forms application ......

Posted On Sunday, July 26, 2009 11:58 PM

Creating responsive, secure application for field agents
The SES Investigator application is a tool developed to allow law enforcement investigators to store case information in a central repository that is accessible and shared with other investigators in the task force. The main reasons that lead for the development of this new version of the Investigator application was the requirement to move from a single user version to a multi-user version that would also allow the system to be used while still in the field. The first version of the application ......

Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:25 AM

The future is in the Cloud
The future is in Cloud Computing, was Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie's main message at the Think Next convention in Tel Aviv last month. During his keynote speech, Ozzie said we are experiencing the most exciting time of the PC era thanks to the proliferation of a wide range of PCs in many shapes and sizes and an increase in the number of PCs bought per person and family. Meanwhile, cellular phones are also expanding their capabilities and will be soon supported by a large range of ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2009 1:57 AM

A Visual WebGui 6.3.8a fix released
Visual WebGui 6.3.8a was released today as a fix to the following issues of Vthe isual WebGui 6.3.8 platform: VWG-5087 - IE-Button: The right-side border should be rendered in the correct position VWG-4256 - Button with 21x21 image should not crop image with button size of 25x25 VWG-5091 - OpenFileDialog non-Flash should not throw JS error (while calling parent.Upload_CloseWindow()) VWG-5092 - OpenFileDialog non-Flash should not hang when OK button pressed VWG-5093 - OpenFileDialog in Flash mode ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 14, 2009 2:16 AM

Creating Rich Web Applications Gets a Ton Easier
This is an analysis that was written by Peter Brockmann, President of Brockmann & Company, a high tech marketing consulting company which is featured on the company's website. "Faster development of a rich media experience for web applications that are secure in operation has been a particularly elusive goal for many enterprise application developers since the debate about thin client and thick clients a decade ago. Until now. ...Visual WebGui brings the ultimate simplicity to the .NET development ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 8, 2009 12:41 AM

Visual WebGui v6.3.8 Released
Visual WebGui Web & Cloud platform version 6.3.8 was released today. This is a further stabilization of 6.3.x that includes some resolved button behavior issues, as well as features such as Flash 10 uploading compatibility and the ability to configure a virtual directory. The full v6.3.8 change log can be found here. Visual WebGui 6.3.8 downloads ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 7, 2009 2:34 AM

New web development showcases are available
Two new showcases are available on the Visual WebGui Showcases section. Both cases present projects from companies that have experienced and created solutions with Visual WebGui before. The first case is from the CRMCompany located in the Netherlands which is a leading company in the fields of CRM and Information. The CRMCompany developed a CRM on th web for a large customer in the Construction industry that needed a centralized application to simplify the information flow from the various locations ......

Posted On Monday, July 6, 2009 5:21 AM

A new partnership between Gizmox & DiscountASP.NET offers VWG users free hosting
Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui Web & Cloud Platform and asp.net hosting leader DiscountASP.NET signed a partnership agreement under which customers of both companies can benefit from special mutual offers. At this point, DiscountASP.NET customers can receive a $50 discount on the Visual WebGui Professional studio while Visual WebGui users can get 6 months free hosting for the first year of DiscountASP.NET’s base ASP.NET hosting annual plan. "DiscountASP.NET recognizes that Visual WebGui ......

Posted On Sunday, July 5, 2009 1:46 AM

A practicle guide to gateways on Geeks on a role S01E04
The forth episode of Geeks on a role focuses on gateways and how to use them when creating web & cloud applications with Visual WebGui. Geeks on a role is an online show for the Visual WebGui open source developers community. You can watch episode 4 here and previous episodes on the geeks on a role homepage ......

Posted On Friday, July 3, 2009 10:27 AM

Head in the cloud feet on the ground - Geeks on a role episode 3

Geeks on a role – Episode 3 is available to watch.

The third “Geeks on a role” episode introduces the Visual WebGui cloud current offering and directions.

Watch the new episode...

Posted On Monday, June 22, 2009 3:48 AM

Simple Web UI theme customization video tutorial
A new video tutorial of the innovative Visual WebGui Web Design Tool was published. The Customizing a Visual WebGui theme using the Control & Theme Designer tutorial demonstrates the new web development/design patterns introduced by this Control & Theme Designer featured in Visual WebGui. The new tool allows to create and edit image resources in Visual WebGui projects and their behaviors by using a visual point and click designer that is integrated into VS and works with most external image ......

Posted On Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:30 AM

Episode 2 of Geeks on a role is available
Episode 2 of Visual WebGui's Geeks on a role show is live and available to watch here. On the second episode the Visual WebGui geeks are introducing some of the other buggers on the Visual WebGui team as well as discussing the latest release of Visual WebGui (version 6.3.7a) and showing some best practices to creating an efficient "lean mean" Visual WebGui application. Watch now ......

Posted On Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:46 PM

Upcoming Web Design Webcast on MSDN by Visual WebGui
After a short break Visual WebGui is back to present a live Webcast on MSDN this Tuesday, June 16th at 9:30 AM PST. The upcoming webcast: Designing Creative DHTML, Silverlight UIs: Simple, Visualized & Intuitive will show off the new point and click Visual WebGui Control & Theme Web Design Tool and demonstrate its fastest, most intuitive way of developing and designing without Javascript, HTML, CSS, or XAML. Join us tomorrow for a short hour that can potentially save you a lot of time! Click ......

Posted On Sunday, June 14, 2009 7:13 PM

A HealthRx solution ensures biosafety at top biomedical institutions
In 2002, HealthRx Corporation developed a rich-client solution for the NIH to catalogue and track all potentially hazardous materials used in the many institutes’ biomedical research. The growing need for a web-based solution inspired HealthRx to fold this solution, then called the Potentially Hazardous Materials Information System (PHMIS), into their PI-Dashboard offering, an online biomedical research management tool. When HealthRx decided to create its first web-based application, the development ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:54 PM

A stabilization version to Visual WebGui 6.3.7 released

Visual WebGui 6.3.7a was released today as a stabilization version to 6.3.7 and calls to download the new version and install it instead of Visual WebGui 6.3.7.

6.3.7 suffered from two main issues dealing with major bugs with the Button control which were resolved in a timely manner.

To get to our download page, please click here.

Posted On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 2:54 AM

A MS Access tool replaced by a Web based solution in 2 weeks
Learn how Culpepper and Associates created a Web based Job Maintenance Application from their previous MS Access tool. Read the full article... Culpepper was in need of an easy way to update the job descriptions and job-level hierarchy for all of our jobs and this article explains how Visual WebGui made building this application very easy, while allowing quick development process and ease of use by the management and end users. The initial release took about 2 weeks to develop rather than the 4-6 ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 9, 2009 1:18 AM

Announcing a new "Geeks on a role" show
Visual WebGui is announcing a new weekly online show for the Visual WebGui community & geeks. The show, "Geeks on a role" is presented by Guy Peled, the inventor of Visual WebGui and Eyal Albert who is the Visual WebGui Developer Experience Manager. The Geeks on a Role show should strengthen the relations and interaction between the Visual WebGui team and the Visual WebGui Community by providing information and sharing knowledge. The show will of course discuss the news each week. and raise popular ......

Posted On Sunday, June 7, 2009 8:03 PM

Visual WebGui 6.3.7 Platform for Rich .NET AJAX applications released

Gizmox released today version 6.3.7 of the Visual WebGui Platform for Rich .NET AJAX applications which adds support for wrapping of AJAX based controls

Posted On Tuesday, June 2, 2009 7:49 PM

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