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Developing Mobile Web Applications Using the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit
(Microsoft Training Course: 2514) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
THIS COURSE HAS NOW RETIRED. PLEASE SEE THE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR DETAILS OF ALTERNATIVE COURSES.
The goal of this course is to provide Web and Active Server Pages (ASP) developers with the knowledge and skills to build mobile Web applications that target a wide variety of mobile devices such as Web capable cell phones, pagers, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). The course focuses on using the Mobile Internet Toolkit, core ASP .NET functionality, and the integrated design environment (IDE) of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to enable students to create a single mobile Web application that will be viewable on any number of devices
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Mobile Web Application Development
  2. Using the Mobile Internet Controls Runtime
  3. Using Advanced MMIT Controls
  4. Customizing for a Device
  5. Extending the Mobile Internet Toolkit
  6. Finalizing and Deploying a Mobile Web Application

Supplementary InformationThis course has now retired and is no longer available. We suggest you look at Courses [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Visual-Studio-.Net/2556.aspx}2556: Developing Mobile Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework]], [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Windows-Vista/5116.aspx}5116: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications ]]and [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Windows/6066.aspx}6066: Developing Managed Applications for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6]].
Module 1: Introduction to Mobile Web Application Development
  • Review of .NET and ASP .NET
  • Mobile Web Application Development Challenges
  • Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit
  • Integration of the Mobile Internet Toolkit with .NET
  • Integration of the Mobile Internet Toolkit with Visual Studio .NET
Skills
  • Describe the mobile Web application architecture.
  • Identify the challenges of building mobile Web applications that target multiple devices.
  • Identify the main features of the Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • Describe the components of the Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • Describe mobile pages and forms.
  • Install the Mobile Internet Toolkit.
  • Install the Microsoft Mobile Explorer Emulator.
  • Use Notepad to create a mobile Web Form.
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Module 2: Using the Mobile Internet Controls Runtime
  • Mobile Web Applications versus Web Applications
  • Overview of Mobile Web Form Controls
  • Types of Mobile Internet Controls
  • Accessing and Using Data in a Mobile Web Form
  • Mobile Web Forms and Web Services
Skills
  • Describe the differences between creating mobile Web applications and Web applications.
  • Describe the types of mobile Web Forms controls.
  • Use mobile Web Forms controls on a mobile page.
  • Use the Mobile Internet Designer to create mobile Web Forms pages and mobile Web Forms.
  • Add mobile controls to mobile Web Forms.
  • Add functionality to mobile Web Forms controls using code-behind pages.
  • Consume a Web Service from a mobile Web Form.
  • Create dynamic lists by using data binding with a SelectionList control.
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Module 3: Using Advanced MMIT Controls
  • Validation Controls
  • Calendar Control
  • Call Control
  • AdRotator Control
Skills
  • Use Validation controls in a mobile Web Form.
  • Use the Calendar control.
  • Use the Call control.
  • Use the AdRotator control.
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Module 4: Customizing for a Device
  • Options for Customisation
  • Using Style Properties and the Stylesheet Control
  • Device Filters and the Device Specific Construct
  • Property Overrides
  • Templates
  • Automatic and Custom Pagination
  • Applying Customisation Options
Skills
  • Use style sheets to customize a control.
  • Use PropertyOverrides.
  • Enable pagination.
  • Use device-specific rendering.
  • Create templated controls.
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Module 5: Extending the Mobile Internet Toolkit
  • Extensibility Architecture
  • Mobile Server Controls: Mobile User Controls
  • Mobile Server Controls: Mobile Custom Controls
  • Overview of Device Extensibility
  • Extending Device Support
Skills
  • Create and use mobile user controls.
  • Create and use mobile custom controls, including inheritance controls and composite controls.
  • Add support for new devices by modifying the machine.config file.
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Module 6: Finalizing and Deploying a Mobile Web Application
  • Review of Best Practices
  • Debugging Mobile Applications in Development and Production Environments
  • Deploying a Mobile Web Application
Skills
  • Identify and use best practices for developing robust mobile Web applications.
  • Apply debugging techniques to a mobile Web application during development and in a production environment.
  • Add cookie-less authentication to a mobile Web application.
  • Make decisions about state management.
  • Deploy mobile Web application files by using XCOPY or an MSI file.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Created forms and tables in HTML.
  • Knowledge of ASP .NET.
  • Written Microsoft Visual Basic .NET or Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) code.
  • Accessed data by using ADO .NET
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to use mobile Web Forms to create a Web application, use different types of mobile controls in a mobile Web form, use advanced mobile controls in an application, create a mobile application by using the Mobile Internet Designer, customize the display rendering for particular devices by using style sheets and templates, enable pagination in a mobile application, add device-specific capabilities in a mobile application, create a custom mobile Internet control, add or modify device support by changing the machine.config file, debug a mobile application, maintain state in a mobile application, enable cookie-less authentication in a mobile application, deploy a mobile application.
> Supplementary Information
This course has now retired and is no longer available. We suggest you look at Courses [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Visual-Studio-.Net/2556.aspx}2556: Developing Mobile Applications Using the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework]], [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Windows-Vista/5116.aspx}5116: Configuring Windows Vista Mobile Computing and Applications ]]and [[{http://www.F1Comp.Co.UK/computer_training/Microsoft_Training_Courses/Windows/6066.aspx}6066: Developing Managed Applications for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6]].