Testing the Application
You can now test out the application and see how it works! Deploy the application onto a Windows Mobile 5.0 device (with a valid SIM card for sending and receiving SMS messages). Enter the recipient number and type in some text. To add an image to the message, click the Select File button and select a .jpg
file. Click the Send SMS menu item to send the message. When prompted, click Yes to send the message. The recipient (also running the application) will now receive the message. Figure 4
outlines the steps just described.
| Author's Note: The easiest way to test the application is to send a message to yourself.
|Figure 4. Test It!: These are the steps for testing the application.|
Use with Some Consideration
The solution presented in this article shows one way of sending images using SMS. While theoretically you can send images of any size using this method, there is actually a limit to the size of the SMS message that you can send. Also, sending an image using this method uses a large number of SMS messages, which can be quite costly depending on your data plans. However, if your purpose is to send images to recipients quickly, this is a viable solution that you can adopt. Have funand let me know if you have an innovative use for this application.