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eMbedded Visual Basic: Windows CE and Pocket PC Mobile Applications

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eMbedded Visual Basic: Windows CE and Pocket PC Mobile Applications


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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 416
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32277-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32277-8

This book is an in-depth exploration into eVB's inherent features, and how to use them to solve likely mobile application programming tasks. After reading the book the reader will be able to write applications tackling a wide array of business problems for Windows CE-powered devices, both customized and for PocketPC and Handheld PC products. This book will help ease the transition into the language, and provide a reference for even more experienced developers.



Source code for the examples developed in the book - 159 kb -- code.zip

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eMbedded Visual Basic: Manipulating Files

Table of Contents


1. An Introduction to Windows CE.

CE Platforms. Handheld PC (HPC). Pocket PC. eMbedded Visual Basic. Creating a New Project. Running and Debugging. Remote Tools. Summary.

2. Introducing eMbedded Visual Basic.

Compiled Versus Interpreted Code. All Things Are Variant. Unsupported VB6 Features. Using the Windows CE Emulators. Other Differences. Summary.

3. Manipulating Files.

The FileSystem and File Controls. The Windows CE TreeView Control. Creating the PocketExplorer Utility. Summary.

4. Working with Menu Controls for Pocket PC.

Setting Project References For MenuBar Control. Creating Menu Bars. Implementing Menu Buttons. Adding the New Button. Summary.

5. Using the Windows CE WinSock for IR Communication.

A Brief Socket Tutorial. Understanding the WinSock Control. Writing the PocketChat Application. PCChat. Summary.

6. The Pocket Outlook Object Model: Accessing Contacts _and Calendar Items.

Installing POOM. Looking at Pocket Outlook's Object Model. Creating the Pocket PIM Sample Application. Summary.

7. Storing and Retrieving Data with ActiveX Data _Objects CE.

Storing Windows CE Data. Introducing ADOCE Objects. Creating the CD Library Sample Application. Implementing the CD Form. Summary.

8. Using SQL Server in a Mobile Environment.

Installing and Configuring SQL Server CE on Your Server. Installing and Configuring SQL Server CE on Your _Device or Emulator. Establishing Connectivity for SQL Server CE. Understanding the SQL Server CE Object Model. Using SQL Server CE Data. Using Replication with SQL Server CE. Summary.

9. Harnessing the Windows CE API.

The Application Programming Interface. The API Text Viewer. Non-UDT API Examples. User-Defined Data Type Workaround. UDT API Examples. Transferring Data to and from a PC. Summary.

Appendix A. Control Reference.

Pocket PC MenuBar Control Reference. ADOCE Control Reference. The File Control Object Model. The FileSystem Control Object Model. MSCEFileCtl Constants. The CE Treeview Object Model. The CE WinSock Object Model.



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