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  • Blog Post: How to enable barcode scanning on existing Microsoft Dynamics Mobile tasklets

    This is an installment of Barcode Scanning With Microsoft Dynamics Mobile series. … and concurrently it is the shortest blog article I have ever written :-) Just follow the MSDN link: How to: Set Up Barcode Scanning for Mobile Sales . Use this approach for SimpleList or similarly for ItemList tasklet...
  • Blog Post: Where To Get Barcode Drivers

    This is an installment of Barcode Scanning With Microsoft Dynamics Mobile series. Barcode drivers are the most essential prerequisites for barcode scanning functionality on a particular device. Out of the box, Microsoft Dynamics Mobile supports two barcode enabled device manufacturers: Motorola (formerly...
  • Blog Post: Barcode Scanning With Microsoft Dynamics Mobile

    My plan is to post a short series of articles related to barcode scanning experience with Microsoft Dynamics Mobile. Today’s post should act as an overview of posted and will-be-posted articles touching the barcode functionality. Here is the plan: Barcode scanning prerequisites: Where to get...
  • Blog Post: Unit Testing DocumentHandlers With Parameters

    In my previous post , I described how to unit test custom DocumentHandlers. When your DocumentHandler has one or more DocumentHandlerParameters , you have to manually assign values to these, since, during unit testing, the DocumentHandler instance runs outside the warm and fuzzy Mobile Server environment...
  • Blog Post: Unit Testing DocumentHandlers

    As I promised in a previous post , I'd like to discuss how to unit test a custom DocumentHandler. There's really nothing to it: Just create a new instance of your DocumentHandler and start invoking its members. Here's a test of the Submit method: [ TestMethod ] public void SubmitWillReturnCorrectDescription...
  • Blog Post: DocumentHandlerParameter Best Practices

    When you create a custom DocumentHandler , it is very likely that you may need to supply it with some configuration data. Common examples include the address of your back-end server, credentials to the back-end system, etc. DocumentHandlers can be configured by adding public read/write string properties...
  • Blog Post: DocumentHandler - Behind The Scenes

    Mobile Server gives you the option of developing custom code that integrates to your back-end system. One way you can do this is by implementing one or more .NET classes that derive from the abstract DocumentHandler class. This is already described in the documentation along with the other options for...
  • Blog Post: Additional place to get help using Microsoft Dynamics Mobile bits

    As a non official role in our team I’m searching the internet for people who needs help using our bits, and has on several occasions helped. I would like to point you to a site where you can get some quality answers without waiting for the team to write you back or me to find your question on the internet;...
  • Blog Post: Using SSIS with Microsoft Dynamics Mobile

    Let me start with a small announcement I am happy to announce that we have upgraded our SSIS ( SQL Server Integration Services ) solution for Mobile Sales from the 2005 to the 2008 version of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. So from now on we will internally work with the 2008 version which...
  • Blog Post: How to send a requestdocument from a service

    Yesterday I was sitting with a potential partner here at MDCC (Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen) to get them introduced to Microsoft Dynamics Mobile. All in all I think we had a good and productive day where we covered most of the major topics and gave the partner a good kick start on their development...
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