Firm Automates Legacy Web Forms-to-ASP.NET Core Conversions
Mobilize.Net announced a new automated conversion tool that helps migrate legacy ASP.NET Web Forms applications created with the old Windows-only .NET Framework to the new cross-platform ASP.NET Core framework.
The firm specializes migration software, with offerings for Winforms-to-web/cloud, VB6-to-.NET (more about that here), Silverlight-to-HTML and other conversions.
In addition to ASP.NET Core, the new tool also converts legacy Web Forms applications to non-Microsoft targets including Angular and HTML5.
"ASP.NET Web Forms is a legacy programming framework that used a 'drag and drop' designer -- familiar to desktop application development -- for web applications," the firm said. "Launched with .NET 1.0, the technology is now regarded as obsolete and not compatible with .NET Core." Mobilize.Net said its patented automated source code migration technology uses the Angular web framework and Progress Kendo UI user interface elements to convert ASP.NET Web Forms client code to HTML and CSS, with application business logic converted automatically to ASP.NET Core.
A migration demo that offers up before-and-after source code for comparison can be found on GitHub in the "WebMap for WebForms Demo" repo.
Developers interested in the new tool -- now in early beta -- can inquire about limited customer trials here.
David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.