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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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Communicating through the Device IrDA Port

Many Pocket PC and other Windows CE devices include a built-in infrared data transmission port. The .NET Compact Framework includes classes to program against the IrDA port.

IrDA communication occurs between two computers, a client and a server. The server computer offers a connection to any client that comes within range of its infrared port. The connection that a server offers is identified by a device name and device ID.

Client computers may be in range of many computers offering IrDA connections. It is assumed that each computer in range that offers a connection has a unique device ID and device name. The client enumerates through the available connections, chooses one, and communicates with the ...

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