How to access files from one portable device to another
Posted on 2008-11-05
We have a vb.net 2005 app that runs on Symbol 9090 handheld scanners that use CE 5.0 and Compact Framework 2.0. Normally in our app we access our files using a path such as \MyDocuments\data.sdf, which of course is a file that resides on the scanner. Now I need for scanner "A" to be able to access the data.sdf on scanner "B", and I'm wondering if there is a way to do so.
If this were an XP desktop computer on a network, for example, I could access the other file with something like \\192.168.1.22\c\MyDocuments\data.sdf. And, these scanners do have radios and can be set up with a static IP. But I don't know of any way to use such syntax in this CF 2.0 environment.
Another possibility might be if I could FTP a copy of a file from scanner B to scanner A, and then access is locally on scanner A. I have successfully transferred files from these scanners to a simple FTP program that runs on an XP desktop computer, but I don't know of a way to FTP files from scanner B to scanner A.
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to implement either of these concepts above, or knows of another way to let me access files on scanner B while I'm working with scanner A. TIA