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The Windows CE Shell   By developer.com
Unlike desktop Windows Windows CE does not have a standard user interface. Rather the target hardware determines which user interface components are present and the various CE devices differ dramatically in this respect. Collectively the user interface elements are called the shell." While the H PC Pro and the HPC are very highly congruent...

Microsoft Windows CE: an Overview   By wirelessdevnet.com
Introduction Microsoft Windows CE is a scaled-down operating system designed specifically for what Microsoft terms information appliances . In Microsoft s vision these appliances range from handheld computing devices to mobile phones to automobiles to industrial equipment. At the time of this writing early 2000 CE is currently undergoing a marketing...

Using the Windows CE Registry   By developer.com
By Nancy Nicolaisen Go to page 1 2 Next From an application developers point of view the Registry is the place where application-specific state information is stored between executions. Predictably the Windows CE Registry is a leaner version of its desktop cousin. This means that you may want to re-evaluate the kind and amount of data your application...

By Nancy Nicolaisen One of the key tasks of adapting Win32 code to the CE shell is learning how to make applications and documents visible to the user. In the SysMenuGadgets example below you ll see how to add shortcuts to the HPC and HPC Pro desktop and how to add programs and documents to the Start menu. Figure 1 - The SysMenuGadgets Example Running...

By Alex Gusev Go to page 1 2 Next A TAPI Overview Telephone API gives to programmer a control over manipulating calls over various telephonic hardware. It can be an intertnal modem GSM and so forth. TAPI provides a powerful mechanism for operating on those devices and hides all low-level details from the application developer. You no longer need...

By Nancy Nicolaisen Go to page 1 2 3 Next Well after all what would a database be without some data It s time to think about adding records. Before we dig into the specifics of this task there are a few clarifications we need to make about the relationship between CE database properties CE database records and the overall structure of the CE...

By Nancy Nicolaisen Sometimes it s useful to be able to display the foreground layer of a bitmap by itself. In the following figure notice how the rooster penguin and cockatoo appear to be drawn on the background of the viewport. In fact each of these images is a rectangular bitmap. The entire bitmap is painted in the client area but the background...

By Nancy Nicolaisen Go to page 1 2 3 4 Next One winter day in 1986 while working in a federal research program in Alaska drinking a cup of coffee and reading the latest issue of Dr. Dobbs I learned of a technology that seemed to hold out the promise of solving a lot of problems for my colleagues. According to Dr Dobbs Editor Jon Erickson Microsoft s...

By Alex Gusev Go to page 1 2 Next A Bit of Theory Windows CE being a little brother of its desktop counterpart now exposes most PC communications capabilities. In many cases they are just a subset of desktop versions but still may be quite useful. In this article we will discuss Windows Networking API WNet . Mobile applications may access a remote...

By Nancy Nicolaisen To my way of thinking the second best thing about Windows CE is that it leverages the vast body of code and knowledge that reside in the Win32 development community. The best thing about CE and the thing in which lies its true genius and our great opportunity is that it integrates and extends Windows the most popular decentralized...

By Alex Gusev Go to page 1 2 Next TAPI Devices Enumeration In the previous article Understanding Windows CE Telephone API TAPI Introduction you learned about the simplest TAPI functions. Based on them you are now ready to conduct an enumeration of available TAPI devices. For this purpose you will use the lineGetDevCaps function....

By Nancy Nicolaisen We re not in Kansas anymore Toto - Dorothy As the owner of a brand-spanking-new Windows CE PPC I pressed the power button in a state of great anticipation. The screen brightened and my first reaction was..... Where is everything This may seem a bit glib now but I think most users and probably most software...

By Nancy Nicolaisen While most CE devices have some sort of keyboard" these are often tiny and awkward. For obvious reasons users prefer the stylus. The stylus-oriented interface is really a bonus for Windows CE programmers because it allows us to dispense with a great deal of the housekeeping that goes with mouse and keyboard based user...

By Alex Gusev Go to page 1 2 3 Next There is no need to note that with database functionality application logic becomes much simplier. And a programmer s life-I don t even have to mention how that s simplified.... Windows CE has its own database support but its usage is a bit complicated. It isn t overly complicated but it s complicated enough...

By Nancy Nicolaisen As initially conceived palmtop devices were nothing more than special purpose standalone computers-fun and intriguing but of limited practical use precisely because they were inherently and imperviously encapsulated. Windows CE s RAPI technology dramatically expands the palmtop computing metaphor by integrating seamless connectivity...

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