September, 2005

  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Having More Colors Is A Good Thing, Isn't It?

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    When was the last time you saw a Windows Mobile device that couldn't do color? (It's a trick question. The last grayscale device predates the name change to "Windows Mobile.") Subtle differences in screen quality aside, all WM devices have had the same...
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    Using connection manager and Wininet

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    The last two weeks I had the chance to use the wininet APIs for the first time. They seemed pretty straight-forward to me and I got my code to work. My code would not work whenever there was a proxy - so I was instructed that I needed to use the connection...
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    .NET CF, AxHost, and PDC

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    Saw the keynote this morning? I did! Like the demo that included hosting the Windows Media Player ActiveX control inside of a .NET Compact Framework app? I did! Wonder how they did that considering that CFv2 doesn't include some of the classes you'd use...
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    Using the Talk button

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    Ever wanted to use the phone's green Talk key (sometimes called the Send button) in your application? You can, but the docs are pretty well hidden, so I thought I'd point them out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/APISP...
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    Get a Windows Mobile 5 device at PDC

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    Jim just announced that the HTC Universal is being sold at the event at a mind boggling price of $149. And for an extra $10, attendees can get a bluetooth headset to go wth it. Attendees can log in to commnet and reserve theirs now kudos to James for...
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    2-state icons in WM5

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    We did a great job of adding support for 2-state icons in Windows Mobile 5 so you can have an icon that changes when the user highlights it in the Start menu. But we did a lousy job of documenting how ISVs can define their own "selected" state icons....
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    Persistent storage and the registry

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    This came up in the newsgroup yesterday but I think it's worth noting here as well... For performance reasons, the system registry is loaded into memory and changes are flushed back to persistent storage periodically. This is great for perf but it...
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    Calling managed code from native

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    A question that always pops up is "Can I call managed code from my native process?" And the answer was always "no". Sure, you could create a window and pass window messages between a native process and a managed process, but that's a pretty limited solution...
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    State & Notification Broker 101

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    Not sure when it was published, but I just stumbled across this excellent article from Don that explains the new managed State & Notification Broker APIs (my baby) and everything you need to know to start taking advantage of them. -Robert
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    Comparing Static and Dynamic Linking of the VS 2005 Run-Time Libraries on Windows CE and Windows Mobile

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    There's a new article on MSDN . It's a good read when you're trying to decide between static vs. dynamic linking but here's what I think is the most important part for people to keep in mind: For Windows Mobile platforms, MFC 3.0 is in read-only...
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    Welcoming Palm to Windows Mobile

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    If you missed the webcast yesterday morning, Bill Gates (Microsoft), Ed Colligan (Palm) and Denny Strigl (Verizon Wireless) announced a partnership to bring a Palm device running Windows Mobile software to the Verizon network. You can watch the webcast...
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    CeGetDatabaseProps

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    Now that CEDB is deprecated in Windows Mobile 5.0, you may be running across one gotcha in the EDB API, namely, CeGetDatabaseProps(). From reading the docs, you might think that you can call CeGetDatbaseProps like this: CeGetDatabaseProps(m_hDb, &wNumProps...
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    Monday

    Mike Hall has a teaser <sarcasm> I bet you'll never guess what it's for </sarcasm> Meanwhile, unable to wait for Slashdot to start a thread on the topic, a member of the J2ME team at Sun gets the F.U.D. ball rolling . -Robert
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