Migration from CAB to Prism2.1

Topics: Prism v1, Prism v2 - Silverlight 2, Prism v2 - Silverlight 3, Prism v2 - Silverlight 4, Prism v2 - WPF 3.5
Jun 30, 2010 at 4:02 PM


I am naive to Prism ( WPF as well as Silverlight) but right now working with CAB . I need expert advice on following points.

1) We are exploring the possiblity to move existing CAB application in to web application. Right now i am under impression that using the prism 2.1 ( i.e migration from CAB to Prism ) I can achive the goal to migration windows application in to web application.But after doning the excersie provided in MSDN i found that there is no way to delopy the application in to web server ( i.e access over http).My question is that can it be possible to develop the WPF based browser application using Prism ? if yes then which section I have to look at MSDN.

2) Is it possible to develop the WPF based browser application using the Web Client application block ?

Sorry if some points mentioned above are invalid in terms of new technology like WPF and silver light.

Thanks in advance for answer.

Aug 13, 2010 at 9:21 PM


Nice to see that you are evaluating to use Prism. First of all, I think you could find it useful that Prism is a guidance, which supports to create Silverlight applications.

That said, if you need to create a web based application, you might prefer to choose a Silverlight application, which will be able to deploy in a web server, so that you could access it over http. For more information on this topic you could take a look at the following links:

As for your second question, Web Client Software Factory does not allow you to create WPF views like SCSF.

Additionally, if you are about to start creating a new Prism application, please take into account that the product team was released Prism v4 CTP on August 2nd. 

Please let me know if this helps.

Fernando Antivero