hope some one can help me out im a php guy and ive got an application i want to make that will run on windows and ive never program for desktop before and i really need some advice.
here is the scenario
iv got my website with a list of shops on it store in mysql which user can search by category, theres a search form the user choose category the query search the db and load the result ect.now i want some user that dont have access to internet still be able to search the shops.
these user have only basic understanding of how to use a pc.so i need to write a program put on a cd so once they load it on there pc they get the app which they will make the search and load the result.
so which language is better for this job we are talking desktop and that is able to connect to a database lets say .mdb but without odbc or what so ever the app must be able to read directly from the database cause the user wont be able to set up database want so ever.ive try using flash but it need 3rd party script to connect to db such as asp and php but i need it ot run on desktop.i hope someone understand an can help me out.