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Windows® CE 3.0 Application Programming by Marshall Brain, Nick Grattan

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Socket Programming

HTTP represents a high-level protocol for communicating over TCP/IP networks, whereas socket programming is at a much lower level. In fact, HTTP itself uses sockets to communicate. Wherever feasible, you should use a high-level protocol such as HTTP or File Transfer Protocol (FTP), but there are times when socket programming is necessary. Examples include the following:

  • When communicating using infrared ports to other Windows CE devices, desktop operating systems such as Windows 98 and 2000, and digital cameras.

  • When communicating with a server application where HTTP does not suffice. Note that you may need to write a multithreaded server application to handle requests from multiple Windows CE devices.

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