RE: security in windows app

Hello Gerhard,

For your VB.NET windows application, does it only need to authenticate the
user through the membership/role database used by ASP.NET web application?
For Login Cotnrol, currently winform controls haven't included built-in
ones (equivalent to the ASP.NET login control). However, you can use the
ASP.NET membership & role APIs in winform application(or other non-ASP.NET
application). You only need to put the same membership & role provider
cofiguration in your winform application's app.config file.

Here is a blog article in which I've described how to do this:

#Manage database of ASP.NET 2.0 Membership & Role services in non-ASP.NET

Hope this helps some. If you have any further questions, please feel free
to let me know.


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