How to virtualize your applications
Are you a Developer? Follow this short guide to virtualize applications and run them on any web browser using Thinfinity® VirtualUI.
Ready to have a cross-platform app without rewriting your old code? Let’s go for it!
Note: To use VirtualUI you must have access to the source code or contact the app developer so they can add a piece of code to their dev project. When you need to publish to the web any third-party Windows-based application, our Remote Desktop Server will solve your need.
In previous articles we have shown you how easy it is to get started with Thinfinity® VirtualUI (.Net applications / Delphi applications). Basically, you only have to:
- Download and install Thinfinity® VirtualUI
- Add a piece of code to the source and re-compile
- Register the newly compiled application in the Thinfinity® VirtualUI Server Manager to run your app on a browser
This article guides you to cover the last point, registering your application in the VirtualUI Server Manager.
To start, please open the VirtualUI Server Manager.
2) Navigate to the “RDS” tab and set the RDS user you want all the different processes ( applications ) are going to be running on. An administrator account may be needed for this step.
3) Navigate to the “Applications” tab, and press “Add”
4) On this new tab, specify the name you want to give the Application published, and the program path and filename.
5) You can also add your own icon to the application by clicking on the “None” field next to “Icon”
6) Navigate to the “Credentials” tab and specify the credentials you want your application to use when running under Windows ( an administrator account is recommended but not mandatory )
7) Under the “Permissions” tab, check “Allow Anonymous Access” ( this is for testing purposes ) and press “Ok”.
8) For testing purposes also, navigate to the “Authentication” tab and check “Allow Anonymous Access”:
9) Open up a Web Browser tab and go to “http://localhost:6580”
You should be able to see the Thinfinity VirtualUI landing page with the Application you just recently published.
Click on your newly added Application, and that’s it!
If you only have one application published on VirtualUI, you can use the “Default Application” option to have that application load as soon as your users hit the VirtualUI landing page. Saving a click, and directing your users straight to your application.