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There has never been an operating system release more important to .NET developers than the release of Windows Mobile Version 5.0. With this release, Microsoft is poised to take your productivity in writing mobile applications higher than it has ever gone before. Rich multimedia capabilities, integrated messaging, and world-class telephony support are just a few of the benefits you will realize when you develop applications for the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. From the perspective of the .NET software developer, perhaps the most important piece of Windows Mobile 5.0 is its brand new Managed API. All of the code for this new API is found in the Microsoft.WindowsMobile namespace. You can access this API from Visual Studio by adding references to the following assemblies: Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Configuration Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Forms Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Poc... (more)

INETA's Topic Choice: A Sneak Peek at Mobile Development with VS 2005 and ASP.NET v2.0

With Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET v2.0 just around the corner, we are about to embark on another exciting wave of technology. Mobile development is becoming easier with each release, and ASP.NET v2.0 will not disappoint. To start the next adventure in development for mobile browsers, let's first take a stroll down memory lane and then look at the glory that Redmond is sending our way with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET v2.0. Back in the Day We've all heard our parents talk about how tough life was back in their younger days. How many times has your Dad told you he had to walk to... (more)

Tablet-Enable Your Windows Application Without Changing the Code

Today, millions of Windows applications exist around the world. They are written with various development tools, with different development languages, and are based on different libraries. Let's suppose that you are responsible for one of these - and then along comes the Tablet PC. Your users say that your application would be great if it were adapted for the Tablet platform. You then do some research and find out there is a nice Tablet API, including managed support and controls that capture Ink. You tell your manager about the possibilities, but he clamps down. He points out th... (more)

Questions and Answers on the .NET Compact Framework

As many developers are already aware, the impending release of Visual Studio .NET 2003 will serve to bring the benefits of XML Web Services and the Microsoft Windows .NET Framework to smart devices via the inclusion of the .NET Compact Framework and Smart Device Projects. However, for those not already initiated, the following excerpts from Building Solutions with the .NET Compact Framework will explore the five basic questions that every developer asks when first thinking about the Compact Framework. What Are the Goals of the Compact Framework? Simply put, the goals of the Compac... (more)

Packaging and Deploying .NET Compact Framework Solutions

One of the great benefits of building applications that utilize the .NET Compact Framework is, of course, that the application is installed on the device so it can work in both disconnected and occasionally connected modes. But as with most things in IT, there is a trade-off lurking around the corner. In this case that trade-off is the packaging and deployment of the application. And so in this column we'll give you a rundown of the options you have and what Visual Studio .NET provides to make your life a little easier. Packaging Made Easy Before an application can be deployed t... (more)