Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects

Fellow MVP Wei-Meng Lee has finished a book on building applications with a range of networking technologies using .NET, both on the desktop and on devices. This covers the fundamentals of Sockets and Serial programming and contains a number of interesting projects incorporating webcams, fingerprint readers, RFID and GPS receivers.

The section on Infrared programming shows how to use the System.Net.Irda assembly in the Compact Framework and goes on to show how you can use exactly the same techniques on the desktop using the 32feet.NET library.

So far it’s been a fun read and I’m looking forward to trying out some of the projects just as soon as I find my fingerprint reader!

By Peter Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP