I want to create desktop app that connects to a LAN based, headless web app using auto-discovery. From the IP gained through that connection, I want to open the default browser and launch the web app.
Has anyone every done that? Any sample code or ideas how to do this?
Well as you just said , use AutoDiscovery.
Have the server listen and broadcast the code, once client enrols , have the server to send a message to broadcast the ip or other trigger, then client side parse the data and process, then fire the app .
And to get an idea, you have a full working app on the Examples -> Communication -> Internet -> Autodiscovery project , have a look there.