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.NET or Java better in developing GUI?

 
Pankaj Poshirkar
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Dear All,

I want to develop GUI screens on Windows 7 operating system.
Can anyone tell me which will be better to go with .NET or Java with respect to the following criterias:

1. Compatability with Windows 7 operating system for next 5 years (once built, the application need not be migrated atleast for next 5 years)
2. How quickly the application can be developed?


Regards,
Pankaj
 
Peter Johnson
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Personally, I find it much easier to build GUI apps within VisualStudio (targeting C#) than within Java. Though NetBeans makes Java GUI building not that painful. I also have Windows GUIs I built years ago (some for .NET 1.0, some for even earlier versions of VB) and they are running unchanged today.
 
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Compatability with Windows 7 operating system for next 5 years (once built, the application need not be migrated atleast for next 5 years)

That's an odd question. If you install it today on a machine running Windows 7, then it should still run on the same machine running Windows 7 in 5 years. Unless, of course, you choose to update any component of the machine within those 5 years, in which case all bets are off. 5 years is a long time in personal computing, though, and Microsoft has much more of a history of breaking backwards compatibility than Java.
 
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