I’m an old Visual WebGui user, I’m using it since 2006-2007, in a lot of applications.
However their sudden demise put me (like a lot of other users) in a difficult position.
I still have several large applications, used in production, with which I struggle to maintain, using their latest 10.x version and VS 2013.
When I searched web for Visual WebGui recently, to see if anything new comes up, I found this, and I see there are several posts mentioned porting VWG applications to WiseJ framework.
How is this working?
What are the minor / major issues encountered?
Please share your experience with this port.
I appreciate any comments
We faced a similar problem. We had a couple of production applications written in VWG and the demise of Gizmox left us with a problem. We have since transistioned both applications to WiseJ, one is in production and one is still under construction. In both cases the migration was pretty straight forward – more or less replacing the references to VWG with the references to WiseJ. There was some re-engineering needed but it was nowhere near as bad as I had feared and for us revolved mainly around some of the custom controls we had created for VWG and some of the VWG extensions such as charts and gauges. The resulting applications were actually much better looking, more responsive and actually use less resource when running so we were pretty happy with the changes.
Having done the actual conversion we also took the time to “modernise” the look and feel of our applications which has also greatly improved our user satisfaction. Again this was pretty simple in WiseJ – we chose a different theme and updated our icon sets to use the pre-packaged sets in WiseJ.
So in summary – definitely not too hard to do and definitely worth doing IMO.
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