Mobile document viewers

SharePoint 2010 includes the ability for a developer to create a custom document viewer for mobile devices. If we had a custom document format that we had a document library of, rather than just view the metadata of the file, we could write a document viewer for Windows Phone 7. This would allow our users to be able to actually open and optionally edit or create this custom file format with their phone.

Creating a mobile document viewer is as easy as creating the custom document viewer page, and registering the page. The document viewer page is built using ASP.NET and deploying the viewer file to the \Layouts\Mobile directory. This is similar to what we did in Chapter 3 and 4 when building out our custom templates. The ...

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