Last post Nov 02, 2009 09:08 AM by SKT_01
Oct 28, 2009 08:08 AM|paulwsmith12|LINK
Not sure this is the right forum to ask this question....
Where do I get the Mobile web control that tutorials use to show how mobile phone apps are delevloped using VS 2008?
Oct 28, 2009 08:42 AM|matrixvibe|LINK
Visual Studio 2008 default installation does not have "Mobile Web Form" template. To develop mobile web applications the necessary templates need to be installed. To install these templates download them from this
Visual Web Developer Team Blog Post, extract the ZIP file, and follow the instructions in the included readme.txt files attached to each of the extracted Zip folders. Once installed please perform the following steps. Visual Studio 2005 users do
not require installing these templates as they are already installed.
For more information on mobile web development see here.
As you are new with asp.net mobile web development, please read this
http://www.51degrees.mobi/Products/NETMobileAPI it will help you a lot with customizing your mobile pages as per Mobile screens and capabilities supported by different Mobile devices.
Hope this is useful to you. Let me know if anything else.
Oct 28, 2009 08:46 AM|matrixvibe|LINK
There is no seperate project for mobile web in VS2008 it is a normal ASP.NET website, where it has different types of forms Web Form and Mobile Form.
If you are targetting new highend devices go ahead with normal Web Forms and customize it as per Mobile capabilties supported. If you are targetting both new and old wap devices than use both web forms and mobiles forms. On the basis of mobile device requesting
your website load targeted mobile optimized forms.
Nov 02, 2009 09:08 AM|SKT_01|LINK
why do you want to use the obsolete ASP.NET Mobile Controls to develop web applications for mobile phones? You will run into one issue after the other with those controls. The current approaches are ASP.NET Web Forms or MVC applications. Take also a look
at this forum thread about the Mobile Device Browser File from Microsoft and how to use Browser Definition Files in your mobile projects.