Step 2: Select the application type

Iron Speed Designer generates these application types:

Web: Generates a web application optimized for desktop screens.

Mobile: Generates web pages optimized for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.  Also generated are native mobile applications that can be deployed to the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms either directly or via the Apple Store or Google Play.

RESTful API: Generates a data access layer the uses the RESTful API to connect to the data provider over the Internet. See Part VI: RESTful API Aplication

Microsoft SharePoint: Generates an application which can contain Web and Mobile pages and can be deployed to a Sharepoint 2010 or 2007 server.

This option is the same as Web Application for .NET except that some content is changed so the application runs in a Microsoft SharePoint environment.

Microsoft SharePoint applications have these restrictions:

Running SharePoint applications in non-SharePoint environments

To run applications built for Microsoft SharePoint in a non-Sharepoint environment, such as in Iron Speed Designer’s Live Preview, Microsoft.SharePoint.dll must be installed in your machine’s Global Assembly Cache (GAC).

You can install the Microsoft.SharePoint.dll using one of these options.

Option #1:  Copy it from an existing Microsoft SharePoint Server.

Microsoft recommends copying the Microsoft.SharePoint.DLL from a folder on the remote computer.  The DLL is typically located in:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\ISAPI

of any Windows Server system that has either Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) installed.  First copy the SharePoint DLL to the local machine in a temporary folder, and then from command prompt, enter:

gacutil /i Microsoft.SharePoint.DLL

See: How to install an Assembly into Global Assembly Cache:


Also see:

Option #2:  Download and install Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.

WSS can be installed on any Windows Server operating system, but not on any Windows desktop operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Option #3:  Install Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS). 

MOSS can be purchased and installed on any Windows Server operating system.

See Also

What is an Iron Speed Designer Application?

Creating Your First Application

Step 1: Prepare your Database

Step 2: Select the application type

Step 3: Select a Web Page Style

Step 4: Connect to a Database Server

Step 5: Select Pages to Create

Step 6: Select Virtual Primary Keys and Virtual Foreign Keys

Step 7: Select Language and Localization Settings

Step 8: Name Your Application

Step 9: Build Your Application