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Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5, Safari, 2nd Edition

By Paul Yao, David Durant

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional

Published Date: Sep 10, 2009

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"If you're interested in developing for this burgeoning platform, there is no one better able to get you up-to-speed.”

–From the Foreword by Rob Tiffany, mobility architect, Microsoft

 

Completely revised and updated for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Mobile Smart Phones, Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5, Second Edition, teaches you how to write highly effective applications for handheld wireless devices with small screens, limited memory, and finite battery life.

 

This book is the definitive tutorial and reference for the .NET Compact Framework and Windows Mobile. If you’re interested in developing for this burgeoning platform, there is no one better able to get you up to speed than industry veterans, master programmers, and teachers Paul Yao and David Durant.

 

With this book you will learn how to

  • Use each of the ten API sets available for Windows Mobile; when to use each; and, especially, when to use Win32 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5
  • Write programs that make the most of a Windows Mobile device’s limited battery life
  • Efficiently invoke Win32 APIs from the .NET Compact Framework
  • Write exceptional, data-driven applications using data binding and .NET controls
  • Manage device data with the object store, file I/O, and the registry
  • Work with databases using ADO.NET and LINQ
  • Synchronize mobile data with remote databases and the remote API
  • Make a mobile device work with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Create graphical output on Windows Mobile devices 

If you want to learn Windows Mobile development but only have limited experience with the .NET Framework, this is the only book you need.

Table of Contents

Figures xvii

Tables xxi

Foreword xxv

Preface xxvii

Acknowledgments xxxiii

About the Authors xxxvii

 

Chapter 1: Mobile Phone Programming 1

1.1 Selecting an Application Programming Interface 4

1.2 Memory Management 19

1.3 Conclusion 37

 

Chapter 2: Extending Battery Life 39

2.1 What Is the Problem? 40

2.2 Measuring Battery Usage 43

2.3 Device Power Study 51

2.4 Conclusion 58

 

Chapter 3: Platform Invoke 59

3.1 Overview of P/Invoke 60

3.2 Creating P/Invoke Declarations 66

3.3 Supported P/Invoke Function Parameters 75

3.4 A Sample Program: CallWin32 93

3.5 Writing Win32 Dynamic Link Libraries 96

3.6 Manual P/Invoke Parameter Passing 100

3.7 Communicating between Native and Managed Code 108

3.8 Comparing P/Invoke Support 112

3.9 Conclusion 113

 

Chapter 4: Data Binding to Controls 115

4.1 Data Binding 115

4.2 Complex Data Binding 124

4.3 Simple Data Binding 126

4.4 The DataGrid Control 132

4.5 Conclusion 177

 

Chapter 5: Storage 179

5.1 Smart-Device Data Storage 179

5.2 File I/O 183

5.3 Registry Access 213

5.4 Conclusion 221

 

Chapter 6: ADO.NET Programming 223

6.1 Examining ADO.NET 226

6.2 Working with Data Sets 236

6.3 Microsoft SQL Server CE 254

6.4 Microsoft SQL Server 287

6.5 Web Services 318

6.6 Conclusion 335

 

Chapter 7: LINQ 337

7.1 Overview 337

7.2 The Sample Application 344

7.3 LINQ to XML 378

7.4 Conclusion 383

 

Chapter 8: Synchronizing Mobile Data 385

8.1 Understanding SQL Server CE Synchronization 387

8.2 Installing Remote Data Connectivity 392

8.3 Using RDA 397

8.4 Using Merge Replication 409

8.5 Choosing between Merge Replication and RDA 424

8.6 Using Data Synchronization Services 424

8.7 Conclusion 448

 

Chapter 9: The Remote API 451

9.1 RAPI Fundamentals 451

9.2 Accessing the Object Store 470

9.3 Detecting Changes in Device Connection State 499

9.4 Loading Programs and DLLs 507

9.5 Conclusion 514

 

Chapter 10: Windows Communication Foundation 515

10.1 What Is WCF? 515

10.2 Creating a WCF Service 523

10.3 Creating a WCF Client in Windows Mobile 538

10.4 Conclusion 546

 

Chapter 11: Creating Graphical Output 549

11.1 An Introduction to .NET Compact Framework Graphics 549

11.2 Drawing on the Display Screen 561

11.3 Raster Graphics 570

11.4 Vector Graphics 602

11.5 Conclusion 619

 

Chapter 12: Text and Fonts 621

12.1 Drawing Text 621

12.2 Font Selection 625

12.3 Placing Text 632

12.4 Conclusion 640

 

Appendix A: Hungarian Notation for .NET Programs 641

A.1 Goals and Objectives 642

A.2 Guidelines 642

A.3 .NET Naming Guidelines 644

A.4 Hungarian Notation 646

 

Appendix B: Windows API Allocation and Cleanup Functions 659

 

Index 669

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ISBN-10: 0-321-60653-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60653-2

Format: Safari PTG

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