ASP.NET 2.0 Mobile Controls Device Updates

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Mobile' started by Nadav Popplewell, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Hi everybody

    In dotnet1.1 Microsoft released updates for the Mobile Control Devices (at
    least for a while).
    Does anybody know if they are going to release updates for ASP.NET 2.0 as
    well?

    Nadav
    Nadav Popplewell, Jul 23, 2006
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  2. Hello Nadav,

    Welcome to the ASP.NET mobile newsgroup.

    As for the Mobile Device updates for ASP.NET mobile application, it is
    still supported and will be continually updated for the ASP.NET 2.0 or
    furture version. Actually, the device updates are some profile and
    configuration info specific to those common devices, these settings are not
    specific to .net framework or ASP.NET version. So the devices info in the
    deviceds update for 1.1 still can be used for ASP.NET 2.0 MOBILE
    application. The difference between ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0 is the
    device/browser capability configuration structuer has changed. In ASP.NET
    1.1, the browser/device profile info is stored in the <browserCap> section
    in machine.config and the device update will also update that section (or
    use external linked file). In ASP.NET 2.0, due to community member's
    feedback, the dev team has changed the browser setting back to the
    ".browser" file model, and you can find those existing browser templates in
    the following framework dir:

    C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\Browsers

    Here is a good tech article mentioned the browserCap setting from
    pre-ASP.NET web app to ASP.NET 1.X and ASP.NET 2.0:

    Creating a Custom Browser Setup with ASP.NET 2.0
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_zddvs/is_200503/ai_n13486220

    Therefore, in ASP.NET 2.0, we can choose to update new device/browser info
    through a .browser file in the "Browsers" folder:

    Also, ASP.NET product team has provided a web based service to let us
    create a custom device profile, you can access the service from the
    following link:

    #ASP.NET Device Profiling
    http://www.asp.net/mobile/profile/default.aspx

    For existing or future device updates for ASP.NET mobile application, you
    can closely monitor the following location:

    http://www.asp.net/mobile/deviceupdate.aspx

    In addition, if you have any particular request or comments about the our
    visual studio or .net framework products, welcome to post them in our
    feedback center(you can submit some suggestion about the future device
    update there):

    http://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/default.aspx?SiteID=210

    Hope this helps.

    Sincerely,

    Steven Cheng

    Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead



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    Steven Cheng[MSFT], Jul 24, 2006
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  3. Hi Steven,
    Thank you for your reply.

    I have used the site at http://www.asp.net/mobile/profile/default.aspx
    to generate device profile for new devices.

    However, it's time consuming and it's not always that easy to find technical
    information on some cellular phones.
    Also for some devices I have been unable to create a device profile that
    works (The documentation of the mobile browserCapabilities properties leaves
    much to be desired - for 2 of properties the ONLY documentation I have been
    able to find in MSDN was a table in the device update release notes that
    mentions they have been added in that update..).
    I hope that microsoft will release device updates (or that the cellular
    phone companies will start releasing ASP.NET device profiles for their
    phones).

    Thanks,
    Nadav

    "Steven Cheng[MSFT]" wrote:

    > Hello Nadav,
    >
    > Welcome to the ASP.NET mobile newsgroup.
    >
    > As for the Mobile Device updates for ASP.NET mobile application, it is
    > still supported and will be continually updated for the ASP.NET 2.0 or
    > furture version. Actually, the device updates are some profile and
    > configuration info specific to those common devices, these settings are not
    > specific to .net framework or ASP.NET version. So the devices info in the
    > deviceds update for 1.1 still can be used for ASP.NET 2.0 MOBILE
    > application. The difference between ASP.NET 1.1 and 2.0 is the
    > device/browser capability configuration structuer has changed. In ASP.NET
    > 1.1, the browser/device profile info is stored in the <browserCap> section
    > in machine.config and the device update will also update that section (or
    > use external linked file). In ASP.NET 2.0, due to community member's
    > feedback, the dev team has changed the browser setting back to the
    > ".browser" file model, and you can find those existing browser templates in
    > the following framework dir:
    >
    > C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\Browsers
    >
    > Here is a good tech article mentioned the browserCap setting from
    > pre-ASP.NET web app to ASP.NET 1.X and ASP.NET 2.0:
    >
    > Creating a Custom Browser Setup with ASP.NET 2.0
    > http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_zddvs/is_200503/ai_n13486220
    >
    > Therefore, in ASP.NET 2.0, we can choose to update new device/browser info
    > through a .browser file in the "Browsers" folder:
    >
    > Also, ASP.NET product team has provided a web based service to let us
    > create a custom device profile, you can access the service from the
    > following link:
    >
    > #ASP.NET Device Profiling
    > http://www.asp.net/mobile/profile/default.aspx
    >
    > For existing or future device updates for ASP.NET mobile application, you
    > can closely monitor the following location:
    >
    > http://www.asp.net/mobile/deviceupdate.aspx
    >
    > In addition, if you have any particular request or comments about the our
    > visual studio or .net framework products, welcome to post them in our
    > feedback center(you can submit some suggestion about the future device
    > update there):
    >
    > http://connect.microsoft.com/feedback/default.aspx?SiteID=210
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    >
    > Steven Cheng
    >
    > Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead
    >
    >
    >
    > ==================================================
    >
    > Get notification to my posts through email? Please refer to
    >
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/managednewsgroups/default.aspx#notif
    > ications.
    >
    >
    >
    > Note: The MSDN Managed Newsgroup support offering is for non-urgent issues
    > where an initial
    >
    > response from the community or a Microsoft Support Engineer within 1
    > business day is
    >
    > acceptable. Please note that each follow up response may take approximately
    > 2 business days
    >
    > as the support professional working with you may need further investigation
    > to reach the
    >
    > most efficient resolution. The offering is not appropriate for situations
    > that require
    >
    > urgent, real-time or phone-based interactions or complex project analysis
    > and dump analysis
    >
    > issues. Issues of this nature are best handled working with a dedicated
    > Microsoft Support
    >
    > Engineer by contacting Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS) at
    >
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/support/default.aspx.
    >
    > ==================================================
    >
    >
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    Nadav Popplewell, Jul 24, 2006
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  4. Thanks for your quick response Nadav,

    Yes, the existing device profile schema provided in the device update
    packages still have limited devices. And for a new device update package, I
    think it may still take some time since the product team will have to
    calculate information from device vendors and perform lots of tests on
    them. Anyway, it is always helpful and important to hear feedback from the
    community. So please feel free to submit the your request so that the dev
    guys can get more voice on this.

    Thanks for your understanding!

    Sincerely,

    Steven Cheng

    Microsoft MSDN Online Support Lead


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    Steven Cheng[MSFT], Jul 24, 2006
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