Connection Manager API

The Connection Manager API is used to centralize and automate the establishment and management of the network connections on a Windows Mobile-based device. Mobile device applications use Connection Manager to establish or schedule a network connection, and Connection Manager handles the details of the connection. The application simply informs Connection Manager of the network type to use for the connection (the Internet, for example).

When an application requests a network connection, Connection Manager first retrieves all of the possible connections from a set of Connection Service Providers (CSPs). Connection Manager then associates a set of costs with these routes and ultimately determines the optimal connection based on cost, latency, bandwidth, and other factors. Finally, Connection Manager queues the requested connection and uses the CSPs to establish the connection at the appropriate time.

The following members are included in the Connection Manager API:

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Last updated on Friday, April 22, 2005

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