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If you are writing a 'WinForms' smart client application for the Windows XP platform then the chances are very high that your application will run on mobile PCs. Sales of mobile PCs (laptops, notebooks, and Tablet PCs) are starting to outnumber the sales of desktop PCs. With this in mind your applications will likely have to be aware of the currently available network connections. This article will briefly describe how you can do this and provide you with links to further resources. The "Sometimes Connected" Way of Working Do you own a laptop, notebook, or Tablet PC? Do your customers run your applications on laptops, notebooks, or Tablet PCs? For most of you the answer is probably yes to at least one of those questions. It's also probable that these mobile PCs will connect to more than one network in the course of a week. Applications running on these mobile device... (more)

From .NETDJ's Next Issue: "Shiny New Tablets"

[This article appears in .NET Developer's Journal Industry Newsletter exclusively and is being made to newsletter subscribers only. It is taken from the upcoming issue of .NET DJ, and is not yet available publicly.] The Tablet PC is nothing new. It is an evolutionary step upwards towards the dream of electronic paper. It is a big increment and represents one of the largest movements in that direction that we have seen for some time. For example to use the Tablet PC you don't have to learn a new way of writing, in fact, it even recognizes most of my joined-up writing, which is amazi... (more)

Shiny New Tablets

The Tablet PC is nothing new. It is an evolutionary step upwards towards the dream of electronic paper. It is a big increment and represents one of the largest movements in that direction that we have seen for some time. For example to use the Tablet PC you don't have to learn a new way of writing, in fact, it even recognizes most of my joined-up writing, which is amazing because most human beings don't seem to be able to do that! But it is still not new. I remember working with the Pen for Windows SDK in the early 1990s and thinking "hey, wow, this is cool," and then the Newton ... (more)