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    web cast link and source code

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    The link to my web cast on custom control in Visual Studio for devices is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284322&Culture=en-US and you can get the source code used in the demo from: http://www.msnusers.com/xinyanblog...
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    up-coming web cast

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    I will present a web-cast on how to create custom control in Visual Studio 2005. The link is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032284322&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US See you there!
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    how to trouble shoot custom control design-time issues

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    When doing custom control development, here are some frequent design-time issues: 1. Why my custom controls are added to the form designer as an empty box? Most likely your custom control is device specific (the assembly that your custom control...
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    some resources on smart device custom control

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    In the past few months I gave a talk in MEDC 2005, did a web cast in MSDN and wrote an article in sys-con.com. All these are about creating custom controls for .Net Compact Fraemwork in Visual Studio 2005. The following topics are coverred: - Why you...
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    Toolbox in Whidbey SmartDevice applications

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    Whidbey SmartDevice WinForm designer has much better support for adding your custom control to the toolbox. Unlike Everret (Visual Studio 2003) that requires developer to create a design time assembly in addition to the runtime assembly, in Whidbey we...
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    Whidbey Beta 1 is on the way!

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    After couple of months intense work, we are almost done with Whidbey Beta 1. Check out these new features related to smart device programing! - Create C#/VB.Net for Pocket PC 2003 and Windows CE (target .Net Compact Framework V2.0) and SmartPhone 2003...
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    another tip - creating a maximized form on Pocket PC

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    Do you know how to create a maximized form (a form without title and occupies the whole screen area) in a Pocket PC application using .Net Compact Framework 1.1? There are couple properties you need to set to get it work. First, make sure the following...
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    Tip of the day

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    Are you developing Pocket PC application using .Net Compact Framework 1.0? If so, do you know how to enable or disable the smart minimize button on a form? By default, a form will use the smart minize button ( the X button). This button doesn't close...
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    Blog #1

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    Hi, I am a developer in Visual Studio for Smart Devices team. I am working on managed designers - platform specific design time support for windows form controls and designer extensibility support are my main focus area. We have been working very hard...
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