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Autoplay in Windows XP: Automatically Detect and React to New Devices on a System

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The last few years have seen dramatic growth in digital multimedia content and an increasing number of devices generating such content. Accordingly, the Autoplay feature of Microsoft Windows has been enhanced to handle these scenarios. This article presents samples that use the new features and provides advice on how to take advantage of these additions. The topics covered include Autoplay support for audio CDs and for DVD movies, the Autoplay registration process, event handlers, and how your software can cancel Autoplay when you don't want certain files interrupted. The download includes tools for diagnosing problems and to help the reader understand the shell hardware detection service processing of hardware events.

Stephane St-Michel and Brian Aust

MSDN Magazine November 2001

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So, the question is this kind of device is under mobile device category but having IE browser. So, how to detect this kind of MObile device using MobileCapabilities class?  YOu see, SmartPhone also have Ms IE browser. How to tell them apart?? If I serve Pda-html website to SmartPhone, its screen size will be too small for it.

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