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Developing Microsoft® .NET Controls with Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET by John Connell

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The Rise of Smart Devices and Wireless Applications

Visual Studio .NET 1.1 gives you the ability to write programs and controls for wireless phones as well as Microsoft Windows CE. The good news is that writing for these platforms is easier than you might think, and just about everything you learned in this book will be applicable. Many new wireless and Windows CE controls work like Windows and ASP.NET controls in most ways. The “bad news” is that these controls are rendered differently on the various platforms. Most of the wireless devices have small display areas and limited processing capabilities, interactivity can be awkward, and most have little to poor capability to display rich graphics. But that is rapidly changing. Interacting with ...

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