CSLA with Visual WebGui - Gizmox

CSLA with Visual WebGui - Gizmox

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kip posted on Sunday, July 06, 2008


We have been watching the technology behind the Visual WebGui by Gizmox with some interest since last year.

The server side AJAX framework based on ASP.NET seem to provide security, scalability and performance.

In theroy used in CSLA, seems to be a perfect framework for enterprise applications.

However, the technology is a deviation from the standard Web application.

I would like to know Rocky's comments on this in general and specifically using this with CSLA


gonzalor_ar replied on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hi kip,

I am doing my first steps with CSLA (wich I had a bit of experience) and Visual WebGui and the results are great. The development is pretty much like desktop development rather than web, you have to use Csla the same way.

See you

kip replied on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thanks very much for your post.

We are also considering it. However, we came across some issues.

Our application is already on ASP.NET 3.5. We were looking at 2 important issues which Visual WebGui does not have any workarounds which is kind of non-starter.

1. How to use the Site Map Provider for Menu.

2. APS.NET security integration. We have our own Security Module extension with CSLA to provide roles and role specific custom properties.

Both of these are not supported by Visual WebGui.

I would be most interested to know how you are tackling this in your app.

Thanks in advance


Eyal Albert replied on Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hi kip,

My name is Eyal Albert and i work in Gizmox the company behind Visual WebGui. I stumbled  open your post.

For the first problem that you presented the reason that it can’t be done is that currently Visual WebGui does not support hierarchical data source. Visual WebGui reflect the API of .net WinForms 2.0 which also does not support hierarchical data source.

We are planning to add this to our API with other abilities that are not supported in WinForms in the near future.


About The second issue that you presented a new issue was open in our Issue tracking system and we will add support to this feature. You can view the issue here.

Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention.


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