Basically there are two ways to do this,
Push (server pushes data to the client) and Pull (client sends a request and recives a response. HTTP is pull)
To implement a Push based system, you have 2 choices. Sockets (TCP/IP networking) and .Net Remoting.
A client server system using TCP/IP will need a custom server built using C#. This can run as a Windows service or as a standalone application. The server component cannot be built usiing ASP .Net. This gives you more control over the data and the server controls the update frequency. However, you will have to implement your own data protocol.
The advantage here is that you can achieve better performance, because you have more control over the client and the server. However, this depends a lot on your design and implementation. (Bad design== bad performance)
Remoting uses .Net objects. Clients can call objects on the server, and the server can call client methods. Compared to TCP/IP networking this gives you much less performance, but much more easier to implement. I haven't used remoting much to give an accurate description.
A Pull based system is similar to HTTP. The client makes a web request and recieves a response to it. This is done by using ASP .Net and .Net webservices. This gives you the automatic performance benefits of ASP .net like caching and the fact that your web server handles the connections more efficiently than your own custom server.
It will also be easy to scale out when using a web server. I've built web applications that handle upwards of 5000 clients making requests every 10 seconds.
What? How does this describe a thick (fat) client?
Does this sound like Microsoft Excel or Word to you? A fat client performs the bulk of processing on the client. That's it. It's not a difficult concept, and doesn't rely on push/pull architectures at all.
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hi, i need your suggestion on how to do data binding to display a table consisting of data that is obtained from xml file. The table is created using listbox and should have the structure as shown below:
According to your question, I hope this article willl help: Build a Custom RadioButton Cell and Column for the DataGridView Control. You can also download the code samples for the project.
Windows Forms 2.0 offers several cell and column types for its DataGridView control. For example, the product ships with a text-box–based cell and column (DataGridViewTextBoxCell/DataGridViewTextBoxColumn) and a check-box–based duo (DataGridViewCheckBoxCell/DataGridViewCheckBoxColumn) among others. Even though the product comes with a rich set of cell and column types, some developers may want to create their own cell and column types to extend the functionality of the grid. Thankfully the DataGridView control architecture is extensible enough that such custom cells and columns can be built and used in the grid. This document explains how to create and use a cell and column that easily let the user pick an entry among multiple choices.