ASP.NET provides an extensible mechanism for identifying a mobile client device, and for making the information available to the ASP.NET page framework and the ASP.NET mobile Web application. Like the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class, the
MobileCapabilities class provides information about the browser making the request. This article explains how you can display all capabilities using reflection, and how you can use them to customize your application for specific mobile devices.
MobileCapabilities class extends the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class. The
MobileCapabilities class offers a large number of read-only properties that provide type-safe access to the
Browser object's capabilities dictionary.
You can use the
Browser property of the
HttpRequest object to point to an instance of a
MobileCapabilities object, which can then be used to read the capabilities of the requesting browser and device.
Using the code
You can access a lot of information about the browser if your browser is correctly identified using
<browsercap> section in machine.config.
MobileCapabilities currentCapabilities = (MobileCapabilities)Request.Browser;
Sample code uses
System.Reflection to display all properties of