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Making Win32 applications mobile : porting to Windows CE

Author: Nancy Nicolaisen
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : John Wiley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
When handheld computers were power-hungry and memory-poor, synchronizing calendars and perhaps reading e-mail were all the applications most people needed. Now that handhelds have more power than first-generation desktop computers, the opportunity to do more than offer subsets of preexisting information is wide open. Enter Windows CE, a subset of Windows that has been optimized for handheld devices. In this book,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nicolaisen, Nancy.
Making Win32 applications mobile.
Indianapolis, Ind. : John Wiley, 2002
(DLC) 2002008292
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Nicolaisen
ISBN: 0471428671 9780471428671 128036310X 9781280363108
OCLC Number: 50745080
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 540 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The Windows CE Opportunity --
WhatÌs in This Book and How It Is Organized --
Tips for Setting Up the Development Environment --
Part One: Adapting Application Appearance to Windows CE --
Chapter 1: User Interface --
The Resource File Is a Road Map --
Porting Icons and Cursors --
Windows CE Menu Bars --
The MenuBar Example --
Porting Dialogs --
Using Windows CE Tabbed Dialogs --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 2: A Better Approach to Forms --
Command Bands: The Win CE Forms --
Steps to a Form Using CommandBands --
Really, Really, Really Long Forms --
I Want It All Now --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 3: Handling Graphical Input and Output --
The Linker, Your New Best Friend --
Drawing Lines --
Dissecting the EtchASketch Example --
Using Bitmaps --
Device-Independent vs. Device-Dependent Bitmaps --
Making Bitmap Backgrounds Transparent --
When to Use Device-Independent Bitmaps --
Color --
Pens, Brushes, and Fonts --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 4: Handling Stylus Input --
The Stylus Behaves as a One-Button Mouse --
Using the CE Ink Control --
First Steps with the RichInk Control --
Take-Home Lessons --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 5: The Windows CE Shell --
The Job of the CE Shell --
Where the Files Are --
Examining the FindDirs Example --
Finding Special Folder Paths on the HPC and HPC Pro --
The Shell's User Interface Elements --
Adding Shortcuts to the Start Menu --
Adding and Deleting Shortcuts Without Using the Start Menu --
Adding Application Icons to the Taskbar --
Adding Documents to the Most Recently Used List --
Shell Behavior for the Palmtop CE Platforms --
Looking at the FullScreenDlg Example --
Taking Over the Entire Screen --
Looking Ahead --
Part Two: Translating Win32 Application Behaviors to Windows CE --
Chapter 6: Writing Memory-Efficient CE Applications --
Something New Under the Sun --
Anatomy 101 --
How CE Applications Allocate Memory --
Making Large Allocations for Fairly Limited Durations --
Using Private Heaps for Frequent Small Allocations --
Using the Local Heap --
Reengineering Temp Files --
Stack-Based Data --
Optimizing Your Application's Use of Data Segments --
Read/ Write Data Sections --
Low-Memory Conditions --
Allocation Request Filtering --
Warning Applications about Low Memory with the WM_ HIBERNATE Message --
Memory Reconnaissance Tools --
Estimating Available Memory --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 7: Using the Windows CE Registry --
Windows CE Registry Access Functions --
Accessing the Registry on a CE Device --
Adding Registry Keys --
Accessing and Enumerating Existing Keys --
Adding Values to Keys --
Enumerating Registry Values --
Reading a Single Named Value --
Deleting Values --
Deleting Keys --
Registry Porting Checklist --
Looking Ahead --
Chapter 8: File Handling, File Access, and Data Portability --
Where the Files Are --
Reading and Writing Files --
Using Memory-Mapped Files --
Numeric Data Portability --
A Few More Thoughts on File Handling and Data Portability --
Looking Ah.
Responsibility: Nancy Nicolaisen.
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A guide for Windows developers seeking to transfer their skills to mobile platforms. Windows CE is a subset of Windows, optimized for handheld devices. In an increasingly mobile world, millions of  Read more...


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