I am hoping an expert can point me in the right direction. I am very new to .net...having said that....we need to develop a portal that launches applications on client machines (client/server apps).
Can anyone explain to me how SmartClients work within the .net framework and applications where this technology can be used? We have a web portal that must call client applications (desktop). The portal will need to execute applications on the client machine (and make sure the installation is current and update it if necessary).
I've seen examples where a client app calls a web app and the web app updates the client (smartclient) but in this case we need the web to initiate the call to the client (when the user accesses a button on the portal to load an application on the client) and then verify the installation and open the application on the client.
Would really appreciate any help with this.