I haven’t until I bumped into a post by David Hayden.
According to it’s web site (http://www.visualwebgui.com/) – “Visual WebGui (VWG) is an open source rapid application development (RAD) framework for Line-Of-Bussines AJAX & Silverlight GUIs. VWG cuts down development time (proven up to 90%) , without compromising on extensibility, scalability, performance, security or complexity.
Visual WebGui is the only framework that provides seamless integration to Visual Studio and the .NET framework and extends ASP.NET. VWG is unique and not more of the same (200 AJAX frameworks)! Visual WebGui replaces all of the ASP.NET methodologies which were designed for developing sites, with WinForms methodologies, which were designed for developing applications.
VWG provides the developer with an extremely efficient designer to design interfaces using drag and drop instead of hand coding HTML layouts.”
I am not advocating to use it or promoting it by any means as I myself haven’t used it yet but I must say I watched this webcast and I am now intrigued to have a dig at it when I get a spare moment.
Also there’s this rescheduled MSDN event (webcast) originally planned for 23rd July, register if you are keen as mustard as I am – http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032379516&CountryCode=US
is available for download now..(click here)
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Both ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET controls for Silverlight have been updated since this release. The latest versions can be accessed at: