Run Web-Enabled Applications from the IDE

VirtualUI - Run web-enabled applications from the IDEA distinctive characteristic of VirtualUI web-enabled applications is their ability to be executed from the desktop, as usual, and also be called through a Thinfinity VirtualUI Server to be remotely executed from any modern web browser. This web enabling process, however, will most probably need some testing and debugging. A comparison stage between both the desktop and the web running mode is also often essential in order to fine tune certain details. This is why Thinfinity VirtualUI was prepared to run web-enabled applications from the IDE, working together with the development environment you use when running the application in debug mode. Continue reading

All about Thinfinity VirtualUI

Thinfinity VirtualUI Tutorial: What it is? What does it do?

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With Thinfinity VirtualUI, any developer can create dual-platform applications (Windows/HTML5) by adding only one line of code to their existing projects built in .Net, Delphi, Visual C++, Virtual Basic or others.

Thinfinity VirtualUI allows these applications to be run normally on a Windows environment, or installed in a Thinfinity VirtualUI Server environment and be accessed remotely from any HTML5-compliant Web browser.

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Would you like to see some online demos?

Find them here.

 

What about jsRO?

Thinfinity VirtualUI relies on Javascript Remote Objects (jsRO), a brand new technology conceived by Cybele Software that enables the creation of remotable server objects, mirrored to the web as native Javascript objects.

jsRO provides full two-way data-binding and remote procedure calls using an easy and straight-forward methodology -making the integration of Windows desktop and web access as easy as pie!

 

Thinfinity VirtualUI is the key

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You now have the opportunity to take your app to the web in a few minutes.

Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enables Windows Apps with just a single line of code. And it works with popular Windows development environments and programming languages!

When using VirtualUI there’s no need for costly virtualization or remoting environments such as Citrix XenApp® or Microsoft™ RemoteApp, hence slashing IT costs and simplifying maintenance and administration.

Read more about the many Thinfinity VirtualUI benefits.

 

Thinfinity VirtualUI Guide for a Smooth First Time User Experience

Thinfinity VirtualUI is designed to have a straightforward implementation.

Completing the whole Thinfinity VirtualUI installation and setup will only take a couple of minutes before you can enjoy access to your desktop application from a browser in a pure HTML5 interface.

We’ve prepared an article to tell you about some tips and tricks that can help you save time and ensure you have a smooth first time user experience.

 

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Additional documentation:

Product Pagehttp://www.cybelesoft.com/Thinfinity/VirtualUI/
White paper: http://www.cybelesoft.com/docs/thinfinity_virtualui_whitepaper.pdf
Online manualhttp://www.cybelesoft.com/helps/thinfinity/virtualui/

 

Contact:

For more information about Thinfinity VirtualUI, contact Cybele Software, Inc.
3422 Old Capitol Trail, Suite 1125
Wilmington, DE – 19808, USA.
Phone: (302) 892-9625 or (866) 462-9768 (USA & Canada)
Email: info@cybelesoft.com
Website: www.cybelesoft.com

12 tips to adapt desktop applications to mobile devices with VirtualUI

desktop applications to mobileWith more than half of the total internet traffic being accounted for by mobile devices, considering the mobile interface of your application is a must.

Unlike native web applications, which can adapt their layout to the viewing environment by using responsive web design, each Thinfinity VirtualUI application runs as an instance in the server and its screens are displayed in a canvas element in the browser. In order to adapt the application for mobile access, different matters have to be taken into account. In this article we will go through some essential tips that will help you re-think your application interface in order to attain a seamless experience for your users in both desktop and mobile worlds. Continue reading

Thinfinity VirtualUI Guide for a Smooth First Time User Experience

Thinfinity VirtualUI is designed to have a straightforward implementation. Thinfinity VirtualUI GuideInstallation and setup will only take a couple of minutes before you can enjoy access to your desktop application from a browser in a pure HTML5 interface.

In this article we want to tell you about some tips and tricks that can help you save time and ensure you have a smooth first time user experience.

Let’s walk through some configurations pitfalls you want to avoid!

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Manage Files in Thinfinity VirtualUI apps

Manage files with Thinfinity VirtualUI

The mixed nature of a Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enabled application requires a clear understanding of how to manage files both locally and remotely.

This dual architecture and functionality can be a bit confusing for new web-enabled app users, who usually run the application from the desktop.

However, this same mixed architecture is an advantage rather than a problem. The ability to run apps remotely and the possibility of managing files using the application from the browser will result in an integrated, and thus better, way to send and receive files for a remote user.

 

This post briefly explains:

 

  • The different ways to open and save files in web-enabled applications.
  • Why Thinfinity VirtualUI needs to change the file dialogs to access files that are in the browser’s device.

 

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Preview: Playing recorded VirtualUI sessions

Playing recorded VirtualUI sessionsLast week we previewed a new Thinfinity VirtualUI feature: the possibility to record your application sessions. Today, we will learn how to play those sessions using the built-in Thinfinity VirtualUI Player.

 

As mentioned in the previous article, VirtualUI session recordings are stored as DAT and IDX files. That is why a special player is distributed along with the product installation. This player can interpret the recordings and make them available for visualization within the web browser. Continue reading

Preview: Thinfinity VirtualUI session recording

Thinfinity VirtualUI session recordingComing soon, Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enabled applications will allow you to save application sessions and replay them later.

There are many scenarios for session recording: reproduction of issues, application demos and tutorials, technical support, audit monitoring, e-learning, etc.

In a previous post we explained how to record and play Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server sessions. In this opportunity, we will review a similar Thinfinity VirtualUI feature that helps developers record sessions of their own VirtualUI web-enabled applications.

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Coming soon: Select the best authentication method for your apps

We are constantly working to improve Thinfinity VirtualUI to offer you more features and integration capabilities for your applications.

Have you ever thought about the benefits of adding Google, Facebook, Twitter or any other external authentication method o your apps?

Today we want to share with you a quick insight into one of our latest projects: the addition of many more login options to clear the way for user authentication.

 
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AVAST Antivirus is blocking VirtualUI applications in Dev Mode

The Thinfinity VirtualUI Development Mode

Thinfinity VirtualUI Tray IconThe Thinfinity VirtualUI development mode was designed to provide a simple way to implement and test the desktop application web-enabling. When you run your web-enabled desktop application in debug mode from your favorite integrated development environment (IDE) —Visual Studio, Delphi RAD Studio, etc.—, the VirtualUI component, included in the application, makes a call to the Thinfinity VirtualUI Development Server. This call starts the server, if it’s not running yet. When the server starts, the VirtualUI tray icon is added to the system tray bar and you will also find a Thinfinity.VirtualUI.Server.exe instance running, if you explore the Task Manager. Calling the Thinfinity VirtualUI Server address —http://127.0.0.1:6080 by default— from an internet browser will show the application in dual mode: in the desktop and in the browser.

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Download files from VirtualUI web-enabled apps

Download files with Thinfinity Virtualui

Thinfinity VirtualUI web-enabled applications allow you to programmatically send files to be downloaded in the browser. There are no secrets to that, but the VirtualUI.DownloadFile method has variations enough to deserve a short post in this blog.

There are three ways to call this method:

 

  • Passing the local file name as an argument,
  • Passing the local and remote file names as arguments,
  • Passing both filenames and the MIME file type as arguments.

 

Each argument of the DownloadFile method defines more precisely how the file will be handled in the browser. Continue reading