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Making Win32 Applications Mobile: Porting to Windows CE (Gearhead Press--In the Trenches)

Making Win32 Applications Mobile: Porting to Windows CE (Gearhead Press--In the Trenches)

Nancy Nicolaisen

ISBN: 978-0-471-21618-6

Aug 2002

560 pages

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Description

In an increasingly mobile world, millions of developers with Windows programming experience need to quickly transfer their skills to creating compact, asynchronous CE applications. This book presents a roadmap to guide developers through the intricate tasks of porting and reworking Win32 applications to enable them to run efficiently and usefully on Windows CE-based mobile devices.
* Presents a set of metrics for developers to determine when and how best to proceed in porting Win32 applications
* Shows developers how to understand the embedded-system bias inherent in Windows CE and how to write applications that use this as a strength
* Covers Unicode, which is mandatory for Windows CE, and explains how to consider the effect of various screen resolutions
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART I: ADAPTING APPLICATION APPEARANCE TO WINDOWS CE.

User Interface.

A Better Approach to Forms.

Handling Graphical Input and Output.

Handling Stylus Input.

The Windows CE Shell.

PART II: TRANSLATING WIN32 APPLICATION BEHAVIORS TO WINDOWS CE.

Writing Memory-Efficient CE Applications.

Using the Windows CE Registry.

File Handling, File Access, and Data Portability.

A CE Database Primer.

CE Power Conservation Strategies.

PART III: POWER TOOLS.

Connecting to CE From the Desktop.

RAPI and Remote Database Access.

Remote Presentations With RAPI and the HTML Viewer Control.

Appendix A: Converting Help Files.

Appendix B: Debugging and Validation Tools.

Appendix C: Saving Memory by ""Duncanizing"".

Index.