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Forum component/framework for desktop apps

In web apps there are various forum components for PHP or Jommla apps. Are there such component available for desktop app? Say for example I have built a desktop multiuser financial app and would like to add forum capability to it. Can such component be integrated into the application, sorta like ocx or dll, so it can be integrated with interface. A simple one will be preferrable, just drag to your form and voila instant phpbb like forum available for the app.
WSS
Saturday, March 31, 2007
 
 
A forum component for the desktop app? How is that going to work exactly? You need a server and a database to store the information. At that point, why not just host it on your website? Why does it need to be integrated into the desktop app?
outback
Saturday, March 31, 2007
 
 
+1 to outback

You can always just pop in a web browser control into you application and have that point to your website.
Almost H. Anonymous Send private email
Saturday, March 31, 2007
 
 
That would mean setting up iis/apache, mysql, configuring the forum software, etc. Way too complicated. Since the user count of the primary app, a financial app, is < 40. The simple on should have these feature:
  - dll or ocx library containing the complete forum interface and functionality, to be integrated with the main app.
  - Forum server executable containing the forum logic and data processing, connecting to its own dedicated database.

Client library receive the server configuration from the main application and connect to the forum server using tcp socket.

User can access the forum feature from the main application menu.

if such component exist, then it can be used in a variety of other desktop application, such as HR, Payroll, and other inhouse software.
WSS
Saturday, March 31, 2007
 
 
I'm almost 99% positive such a component doesn't exist.  Forums = web pretty much.  I'm not sure why you'd want a forum inside a piece of software for less than 40 users.
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