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There's been a great deal of discussion about how Web services will be used, which is typical as any new technology begins to emerge from its infancy. An estimate being tossed about is that, of all of the Web services expected to be created, less than 1% currently exists. As we know, a Web service isn't meant to live primarily as a standalone component, but as part of a virtual application or several applications. This article demonstrates one such scenario by building a mobile application using a Web service in conjunction with an increasingly popular technology: ASP.NET mobile controls. I'm assuming that the reader has some familiarity with ASP.NET, specifically C#, VB.NET, and Web services. To ensure that the example runs properly, the Microsoft .NET Framework and the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit (MMIT) must be installed on the Web server. You must also have... (more)