I am building a web and desktop application where the user fills in a web form that is posted to a MySQL database. The database info is then collected by a desktop application for easy retreival.
I know that my clients will want to have a web form that is configurable, where they can switch off and on fields that are related to their specific needs.
I would like to have one configuration file that the webform and the desktop application could read from so that only the relevent fields are displayed and posted to. I'm guessing that I have to use XML but maybe someone with the experience has a better idea?
I'm using VB.net for the desktop app and php for the online form.
Many thanks in advance