For those of you who were asking, here's the sample code i've used in the Managed Code example of my presentation today in Mobile Connections. Create a new VB Project to begin.

Add these Import statements to the top of the code page:

Imports Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Telephony.Phone
Imports Microsoft.WindowsMobile.PocketOutlook

Here's the code to send an SMS:

Dim smsM As New SmsMessage("14250010001", "Hello MEDC 2006")
smsM.Send()

so much simpler compared to the C++ code needed to send an SMS in Embedded VC.

void SendSMS(BOOL bSendConfirmation, BOOL bUseDefaultSMSC, LPCTSTR lpszSMSC, LPCTSTR lpszRecipient, LPCTSTR lpszMessage)
{
    SMS_HANDLE smshHandle;
    SMS_ADDRESS smsaSource;
    SMS_ADDRESS smsaDestination;
    TEXT_PROVIDER_SPECIFIC_DATA tpsd;
    SMS_MESSAGE_ID smsmidMessageID;

    // try to open an SMS Handle
    if(FAILED(SmsOpen(SMS_MSGTYPE_TEXT, SMS_MODE_SEND, &smshHandle, NULL)))
    {
        MessageBox(NULL,
        (LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_ERROR_SMSOPEN, 0, 0), 
        (LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_CAPTION_ERROR, 0, 0),
        MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR);
        return;
    }

    // Create the source address
    if(!bUseDefaultSMSC)
    {
        smsaSource.smsatAddressType = SMSAT_INTERNATIONAL;
        _tcsncpy(smsaSource.ptsAddress, lpszSMSC, SMS_MAX_ADDRESS_LENGTH);
    }

    // Create the destination address
    smsaDestination.smsatAddressType = SMSAT_INTERNATIONAL;
    _tcsncpy(smsaDestination.ptsAddress, lpszRecipient, SMS_MAX_ADDRESS_LENGTH);

    // Set up provider specific data
        memset(&tpsd, 0, sizeof(tpsd));
    tpsd.dwMessageOptions = bSendConfirmation ? PS_MESSAGE_OPTION_STATUSREPORT :     PS_MESSAGE_OPTION_NONE;
    tpsd.psMessageClass = PS_MESSAGE_CLASS1;
    tpsd.psReplaceOption = PSRO_NONE;
    tpsd.dwHeaderDataSize = 0;

    // Send the message, indicating success or failure
    if(SUCCEEDED(SmsSendMessage(smshHandle, ((bUseDefaultSMSC) ? NULL : &smsaSource),     &smsaDestination, NULL, (PBYTE) lpszMessage, 
    _tcslen(lpszMessage) * sizeof(TCHAR), (PBYTE) &tpsd,     sizeof(TEXT_PROVIDER_SPECIFIC_DATA), SMSDE_OPTIMAL,          SMS_OPTION_DELIVERY_NONE, &smsmidMessageID)))
    {
        MessageBox(NULL,
        LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_SMSSENT, 0, 0), 
        (LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_CAPTION_SUCCESS, 0, 0),
        MB_OK);
    }
    else
    {
        MessageBox(NULL,
        (LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_ERROR_SMSSEND, 0, 0), 
        (LPCTSTR)LoadString(ghInstance, IDS_CAPTION_ERROR, 0, 0),
        MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR);
    }

    // clean up
    VERIFY(SUCCEEDED(SmsClose(smshHandle)));
}

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPTSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd)
{

    SendSMS(gbSendConfirmation, gbUseDefault, gpszServer, gpszRecipient, gpszMessage);
    return 0;
}

*duh*

 

Here's the code to make a phone call:

Dim myPhone As New Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Telephony.Phone
myPhone.Talk("14250010001")

 

Code to add a new contact using POOM:

Dim myContact As New Contact
myContact.ShowDialog()

 

and finally, code to call the Picture Picker Dialog:

Dim myPictures As New Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Forms.SelectPictureDialog
        
myPictures.ShowDialog()
Dim myImage As New System.Drawing.Bitmap(myPictures.FileName)
PictureBox1.Image = myImage

 

Let me know if you like to see more sample code.