Delphi 7 to .NET? Help!
Posted on 2007-07-31
We've currently develop a large CRM suite of applications covering all areas of Accounts, stock, sales, crm etctetetctc using Delphi 7.
I recently been told that we've just sold a ".NET enabled" version of the software to a large corporation, so I had better hurry up and create one.
Typical of our marketing department. A potential client, during a demo, splutters a buzz-word, and all of a sudden "of course our application is ISOxxx compliant", and compiled/tested to XYZ standard".....
How? What version of Delphi do I use? We have access to Delphi 8, but I've never used it. Do we upgrade to 2006, 2007...? I've no idea. Do I even use Delphi (I would like to)? The applications that comprise the suite of programs at the moment are desktop based, but in the .NET version I would like to extend certain functionality so that it's accessible via browsers/pda etc but still using the same shared code. I take it, this is what .NET will allow you to do...? Does anyone have any migration recommendations - the existing source code is almost 1million lines - I don't relish the prospect of manually converting this/starting again from scratch.....
Any help, ideas, suggestions greatly received. I've spent too long allowing the .NET bandwagon to disppear into the distance and now I have to catch up fast.