A Windows application, sometimes known as a “Windows app,” is a program created to operate on the Microsoft Windows operating system. All 32-bit Windows apps work in both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions. All 64-bit apps require 64-bit Windows, the default operating system on new Windows PCs and tablets.
|WINDOWS APP||WEB APP|
|Launches on an IIS|
Windows Forms provides the graphical user interface for the Windows program. Button, TextBox, Radio Button, CheckBox, and other data and connection controls are available in Windows forms. You may create a Windows program using an IDE such as Microsoft Visual Studio and a range of languages such as C#, Visual Basic, C++, J#, and others.
A Web Program is a sort of application that runs in a browser and is hosted by a Web server configured with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). All web applications in.NET are built on ASP.NET, a component of the.NET platform that offers design-time objects and controls and a run-time execution context. ASP.NET aids in the development of a wide range of online applications, from a simple website that delivers HTML pages to a high-end corporate application that operates on the internet.
Windows App vs. Website App
The primary distinction between a Windows program and a web application is that the former is installed on a Windows-based operating system, while the latter is deployed on a web server. A Windows program can only be accessible from the machine where it has been installed. A web application may be accessible through the internet from any system.
You’ll need an Internet Information Services (IIS) server to launch the web application. A Windows program can be run directly on a Windows operating system.
Finally, Windows apps can only be run on the Windows operating system. Web applications may operate on several platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and Android.