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Professional Microsoft® Smartphone Programming

Professional Microsoft® Smartphone Programming

Baijian Yang, Pei Zheng, Lionel M. Ni

ISBN: 978-0-470-13534-1

Mar 2007

494 pages

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"Professor Yang and Dr. Zheng are two of the passionate young researchers in the field with a lot of hands-on experience. Professor Ni, on the other hand, is a veteran in wireless technologies, 2.5G/3G cellular phones, and embedded systems. The energy, the hands-on experience, and the long-term vision ensure that the book is of highest quality."
--From the foreword by Ya-Qin Zhang, Corporate Vice President for Research, Microsoft China

The second-generation Smartphone applications are exclusively designed to leverage the advantages of mobility and ubiquitous wireless access. This book provides you with an in-depth look at software development issues and design guidelines, and helps you gain the skills you need to develop your own efficient and feature-rich Smartphone applications that utilize the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Complete with code and examples, the book first walks you through the Microsoft Smartphone platform from a software developer's perspective. It next uncovers the .NET Compact Framework as well as the Smartphone programming environment. You'll then find detailed information on Microsoft Smartphone-related application design and programming topics in the domains of the .NET Compact Framework (managed code). Plus, you'll explore advanced development topics such as security and performance considerations that you'll be able to incorporate into your own applications.

What you will learn from this book
* How to use the programming framework and classes available in Windows Mobile and Smartphone SDK
* The fundamentals of .NET Compact Framework 2.0
* Techniques for developing your own robust Smartphone applications
* Steps for customizing components and P/Invoke
* How to enhance data and communication security
* Ways to improve the performance of your applications
* Fundamental techniques for supporting world-ready applications

Who this book is for

This book is for software architects and developers working in the area of mobile application development as well as professionals who want a quick and thorough overview of the Microsoft Smartphone software development platform.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.



Part I: Smartphone and .NET.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Microsoft Smartphone.

Chapter 2: .NET Compact Framework Fundamentals.

Part II: Smartphone Application Development.

Chapter 3: Developing Your First Smartphone Application.

Chapter 4: User Interface and Input.

Chapter 5: Data Storage and File I/O.

Chapter 6: Data Access with SQL Server Mobile.

Chapter 7: Networking.

Chapter 8: E-mail, SMS, and PIM Data.

Chapter 9: XML and Web Services.

Chapter 10: Platform Invoke.

Chapter 11: Exception Handling and Debugging.

Part III: Advanced Topics.

Chapter 12: Device and Application Security.

Chapter 13: Data and Communication Security.

Chapter 14: Globalization and Localization.

Chapter 15: Graphics.

Chapter 16: Performance.

Appendix A: New Features in .NET Compact Framework 2.0.

Appendix B: A Glance at the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Class Library.

Appendix C: The Smartphone Bootstrapping Process.


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