Extend your programming expertise across the widest range of mobile devices with this incisive guide to Microsoft ASP.NET mobile controls. Now integrated into Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, ASP.NET mobile controls enable you to build applications that render intelligently on different devices—regardless of markup language, browser, or form factor. The authors expertly guide you through the mobile Web application development process, explaining how to fully exploit Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 for rapid and more flexible development. Discover how to create innovative, intuitive solutions—instead of wrestling with interoperability issues.
Learn how to:
Build mobile Web Forms pages with device-independent properties, methods, and events
Use “code-behind” techniques to separate programming logic from the UI
Employ the standard controls or download new custom controls
Build controls from scratch and program device adapters
Create styles and style sheets
Customize applications for specific devices with templates
Access data using Microsoft ADO.NET and the Visual Database Tools
Know when to use application vs. session state
Apply best practices for using XML Web services in mobile applications
Help secure applications with ASP.NET authentication services
Develop multilingual and multicultural applications
Debug code, trap runtime errors, and use software emulators to test applications
Configure, package, and deploy applications
Building Microsoft® ASP.NET Applications for Mobile Devices, 2nd Edition
Andy Wigley has been building software for mobile devices since the early days of the mobile internet, and is an expert on mobile application development using the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework. He has been an MVP since 2003. He has co-authored a number of books for Microsoft Press, including the Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook and Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Core Reference. He lives in North Wales where he loves to go rock and ice climbing. You might also find him playing bass guitar with his heavy rock band in pubs and music venues around North Wales and the North West of England.
Peter Roxburgh works as a technologist for Content Master Ltd., a technical authoring company based in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a first class degree with honours in business and has since followed a diverse career path. From his home in the medieval town of Conwy, North Wales, he writes training courses for mobile developers. He has also written and contributed to a number of journals and Web sites on cutting-edge mobile technologies.