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Mobile .Net : Apress Ser. - Derek Ferguson

Mobile .Net

Apress Ser.

Paperback Published: 19th October 2001
ISBN: 9781893115712
Number Of Pages: 300

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Mobile .NET begins by examining a wide variety of different wireless Internet devices. These devices are divided into two main divisions: those that are directly supported by .NET (Pocket PCs, i-Mode phones, and WAP devices) and those that are not (Palm OS and J2ME-powered devices). By the end of this book, you'll be able to make .NET work equally well with all of the devices.

In the middle section of the book, the advantages of .NET as a development platform are first introduced. You'll produce a .NET web application capable of serving up stock quotes to virtually any wireless device as an exercise, building on it chapter by chapter. The section concludes with a demonstration of how you can invoke .NET Web services, the cornerstone of Microsoft's new "programmable Internet," from each of the wireless devices mentioned previously.

Mobile .NET concludes by drilling deep down into the technologies provided by .NET specifically for use with wireless devices. The Mobile Internet Toolkit, which can automatically adapt the output of a .NET web application based upon the special needs of differing client devices, is discussed first. Next, Microsoft's mobile data strategy and the main technologies underlying it, SQL Server (CE and desktop versions), XML, and ADO.NET, are discussed. Finally, in a special technology sneak preview, author Derek Ferguson unveils Microsoft's mobile .NET technology, which brings the power of .NET development directly to handheld devices: the .NET Compact Framework.

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
The .NET Devicesp. 1
Mobility and Microsoftp. 3
A Brief History of Mobilityp. 3
A Brief History of Microsoftp. 10
Microsoft Meets the Brave, New, Interconnected Worldp. 17
Internet Explorerp. 23
Historyp. 23
Creating Applicationsp. 29
Final Thoughtsp. 42
Pocket PCsp. 43
Backgroundp. 43
Internet Linksp. 67
The "Other" Devicesp. 69
Mobile Phonesp. 71
Foundations of the Smart Phonep. 71
Creating Applicationsp. 82
Final Thoughtsp. 97
Palm OSp. 99
Backgroundp. 99
Creating Applicationsp. 102
Final Thoughtsp. 126
J2ME Clientsp. 127
Historyp. 127
Creating Applicationsp. 136
Final Thoughtsp. 158
Bringing It All Together, Part Onep. 161
Writing the Serverp. 162
Writing the Clientsp. 180
Final Thoughtsp. 185
The .NET Serverp. 187
Meet .NETp. 189
What Is All the Fuss About?p. 189
Installing .NETp. 192
A Closer Look at Visual Studio .NETp. 200
Final Thoughtsp. 214
Web Applicationsp. 215
ASP .NETp. 215
Web Formsp. 227
Final Thoughtsp. 246
Web Servicesp. 247
The Limits of Web Applicationsp. 247
Meet the Web Servicep. 251
Final Thoughtsp. 269
Mobile .NETp. 271
Mobile Web Servicesp. 273
Lathering Up the Web Servicep. 273
Internet Explorerp. 276
Pocket PCp. 279
J2MEp. 281
Palm OSp. 287
WAP and i-Modep. 293
Final Thoughtsp. 301
The Mobile Internet Toolkitp. 303
Getting Startedp. 303
Using the Mobile Controlsp. 310
So Where Does This Leave Us?p. 337
Extending the MITp. 339
Leveraging Mobile Capabilitiesp. 339
Supporting Additional Devicesp. 351
Final Thoughtsp. 371
Mobile .NET in the Enterprisep. 373
Bringing It All Together, Part Twop. 375
Final Thoughtsp. 391
The .NET Compact Frameworkp. 393
Introductionp. 393
The .NETcf Class Libraryp. 405
Migrating to .NETcfp. 411
Final Thoughtsp. 421
Mobile Data .NETp. 423
Working with Local Datap. 423
Connecting to the Serverp. 441
Final Thoughtsp. 452
XMLp. 453
About XML Document Structurep. 453
Using Programmatic Interfaces to XMLp. 461
Indexp. 467
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ISBN: 9781893115712
ISBN-10: 1893115712
Series: Apress Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 19th October 2001
Publisher: Apress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.02