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Can .NET or ABL GUI clients run in a Web browser?


TitleCan .NET or ABL GUI clients run in a Web browser?
URL NameCan-NET-or-ABL-GUI-clients-run-in-a-Web-browser
Article Number000192768
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
OS: Windows
Question/Problem Description
Does Progress offer any OpenEdge product or feature that can run a .NET or traditional ABL GUI client in a Web page to be run in a Web browser?

Does OpenEdge include any .NET or ActiveX control to embed an OE client in a Web page?
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OpenEdge does not offer any control to embed a desktop GUI (.NET or traditional ABL GUI) in a Web browser.
Consider the following alternatives:
  • Expose ABL business logic as a SOAP or REST Web service, and develop a Web-based front end using industry-standard, browser-independent technologies such as HTML 5, CSS and JavaScript. Telerik Platform provides a powerful tool for developing such interfaces. SOAP Web services are available in OpenEdge 10 and 11 releases. REST Web services are available in OpenEdge 11.2 and later.
  • Deploy the application in an OpenEdge WebClient. WebClient applications do not run in a Web browser, but they can be launched from a browser interface and run locally.
  • Run the application through the Remote Desktop Web Connection application of Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services (works with Internet Explorer only)
References to Other Documentation:

OpenEdge Development: Web Services
OpenEdge Deployment: Web Client

Telerik Platform

Remote Desktop Web Connection
Last Modified Date8/6/2016 12:17 AM
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