Mobile Application Development I: Developing Smart Device Applications Using Visual Studio.NET

Mobile Application Development I: Developing Smart Device Applications Using Visual Studio.NET

Lei-da Chen (Creighton University, USA) and Gordon W. Skelton (University of Mississippi, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 38
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-806-2.ch010
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Abstract

n the previous chapter on mobile application development, we developed an order placement system (OPS) using Microsoft Embedded Visual Basic (EVB). Although EVB provides developers with the basic tools for developing mobile applications, it has many limitations. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 addresses these limitations by including tools for developing smart device applications. Using these tools, developers can create mobile applications for PocketPCs or other Windows CE devices with relative ease and flexibility. Similar to EVB, Visual Studio .NET uses a form-based approach to build applications and provides developers with WYSIWYG tools for user interface development, but as you will find in this chapter, it not only provides many new tools to enrich the application but also simplifies many tasks that are cumbersome in EVB (i.e., creating menus and interacting with databases). Furthermore, Visual Studio .NET allows developers to use a number of different programming languages including Visual Basic and C# to develop applications so that developers can leverage their existing programming skill sets. To illustrate how Visual Studio .NET can be deployed to develop mobile applications, we will develop an upgraded version of the OPS in this chapter. In order to provide a better comparison between Visual Studio .NET and EVB, we will use Visual Basic as the programming language in this project.

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Acknowledgments
Lei-da Chen, Gordon W. Skelton
Chapter 1
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Leung and Antypas (2001) defined mobile business (m-business) as both “content delivery (notification and reporting) and transactions (purchasing... Sample PDF
Introduction to M-Business Applications: Value Proposition, Applications, Technologies, and Challenges
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Chapter 2
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In this chapter, you are introduced to the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), which was designed to support the development of applications over... Sample PDF
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
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Chapter 3
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Associated with the Wireless Application Protocol is a markup language, similar in concept to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) used to develop Web... Sample PDF
Wireless Markup Language (WML)
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Chapter 4
WMLScript  (pages 65-84)
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WMLScripts improve the use of WML documents through their ability to support decision-making, arithmetic operations, iteration, and parameter... Sample PDF
WMLScript
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Chapter 5
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In an effort to aid developers in the creation of WML and WMLScript applications a set of libraries, the WMLScript Standard Libraries, were... Sample PDF
WMLScriptStandard Libraries
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Chapter 6
XHTML Basic  (pages 119-135)
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XHTML is a derivative of XML and HTML. HTML has long been the standard for development of Web sites. With the creation of XML and its use as a... Sample PDF
XHTML Basic
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Chapter 7
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A wireless application is designed to function when the device is connected to networks (e.g., the Internet) or other devices wirelessly. An example... Sample PDF
Dynamic Wireless Application Development I: Developing Wireless Applications Using ColdFusion
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Chapter 8
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In the previous chapter, we created an m-business application using ColdFusion. Besides ColdFusion, many other development tools can be used to... Sample PDF
Dynamic Wireless Application Development II: Developing ASP.NET Mobile Web Applications Using Visual Studio.NET
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Chapter 9
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Microsoft Embedded Visual Tools were designed to develop applications that run on Windows CE devices (e.g., Pocket PC and Handheld PC 2000). It is a... Sample PDF
Mobile Application Development I: Developing Mobile Applications Using Microsoft Embedded Visual Tools
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Chapter 10
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n the previous chapter on mobile application development, we developed an order placement system (OPS) using Microsoft Embedded Visual Basic (EVB).... Sample PDF
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