asp.net can you run it off-line?
Posted on 2011-04-18
I am being asked to help design a relatively small application, but it will need a Database, have about 5 entry screens and maybe about 20 reports..
The main redesign is a piece of cake, except they would like it on-line most the time so that several people can access the updated data, rather then having to assign one person to be the one to update and pass around the updated database to everyone..
But, since during the main time at the course we are out in a remote place that doesn't get cell phone or wiFi reception, they want to be able to work with it off-line..
I can design using asp.net for a website, I can also write for a windows form program.. But all I can think of is designing the system twice on both platforms and working on-line with the web version, then downloading the database files when need to work offline, importing them into the windows form and working from that..
PS this is a volunteer organization, very little capital, so solutions cannot be to buy some buisness software costing thousands.
I need advise on if I can do this building only one system, as the upkeep of the parrell applications could become a nightmare..