how to hit URL from Win Mobile 5 SmartPhone app?

Posted on 2006-07-17
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
How can I hit a URL from a Windows Mobile 5 smartphone application? I need to hit a URL like: 

... from a windows mobile 5 smartphone app without opening the browser window.

Currently I try something like:

dim push as string
push = ""

... which works but opens the web browser which I don't want.

Question by:jtby
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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17140528
Why do you need to "hit" a page without the browser?


Author Comment

ID: 17140645
I want a small app running on my smartphone to periodically send some information to an application I have running on a web server.  The app on the phone will actually have no user interface and will not interact with the user.

The URL I need to hit is more like:

... and you can probably guess the other part of my smartphone app is to read coordinates from a bluetooth connected GPS.

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Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 17140704
Sounds more like a web service that you need to interface with.

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Author Comment

ID: 17140826
yeah.  I'm a bit new to - in vb6 I would use a web browser control, make it invisible, and then navigate the broswer control to the URL:

... and would have successfully passed coords from my laptop + aircard + gps + vb6  app into my web server app, causing it to appear on the map of any web broswer client viewing the web application.  Now I am trying to replicate that same activity with a smartphone, windows mobile 5  + gps +

Do you have any tips for how to send to this very simple web service that takes just 2 parameters, x and y, from - like a line of code to do it in  I think it must be very simple right?
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Accepted Solution

Bob Learned earned 500 total points
ID: 17141317
You should be able to add a web reference, and make calls to the web methods from within a class in your WM5 application.  There should be an 'Add Web Reference' option for the project.


Author Comment

ID: 17141960
Thanks, that does it - works perfect from a desktop windows app, but from smartphone app it crashes on the phone - probably a deployment problem of something or other - thats a new set of questions though.

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