In ASP.Net, what is a thin client application and a thick client application

Posted on 2008-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
In the context of an web application or a windows .net desktop application, can someone tell me what a "Thick" client application is, and what a "Thin" client application is? I have done all kinds of .net web development, but I have not heard of the words thick and thin client before. It seems like buzzword mania to me, so if someone could explain, I would appreciate it.
Question by:brgdotnet
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    Basically, a thin client is a web based application and most of the processing is done on the server side.

    A thick client is installed into the client side. It is still connected to the server, but most of the processing is done on client side.

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    by:Loganathan Natarajan
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    In case of thick client : your client is poweful and and all processing done on client side ... like in window based application .. and in thin clinet, client is not powerful and all processing done on server side .... like all your web based application .. where browser is thin client which use only for display the information ... but all your processing done on server side..
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    loqudotcom, thank you. I do disagree with some of the things they say.  I like BondinASP solution the best.

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