The Definitive Guide to the .NET Compact Framework / Edition 1

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The .NET Compact Framework brings the world of managed code and XML Web services to smart devices, and it enables the execution of secure, downloadable applications on devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, and set-top boxes.

The Definitive Guide to the .NET Compact Framework targets both first-time and experienced mobile developers, and is a comprehensive guide to building mobile applications using the .NET Compact Framework (CF) and Smart Device Extensions (SDE) for Visual Studio .NET. Expert authors Larry Roof and Dan Fergus provide developers with everything they need to produce robust applications, including how to create effective user interfaces, work with device-based data sources, access enterprise data, leverage Web services, incorporate XML into applications, build help systems, and generate setup routines.

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Without a doubt, this book is really great and something that you'll surely want to purchase if you are going to write CF code.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590590959
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 9/29/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1032
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Fergus currently works as a consultant and trainer teaching a Compact Framework course along with Visual Basic .NET and ASP.NET courses. Dan has been working with .NET and the Compact Framework since the beginning, and has several applications on the PocketPC on the market. Before becoming an independent contractor, Dan worked at NuMega Technologies as the development lead on Visual Basic 6 debugging tools. Dan also speaks at developer conferences around the world and writes for several magazines.

Larry Roof has been a key individual in the Windows CE market from the beginning. He authored the first book on developing mobile applications with Visual Basic for Windows CE, is a frequent speaker at major technical conferences, writes a monthly column for MSDN Voices, and runs face-to-face training on developing mobile applications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: .NET Compact Framework
Chapter 2: Smart Device Extensions
Chapter 3: Windows Forms
Chapter 4: Windows Forms Controls
Chapter 5: Creating Controls and Components
Chapter 6: Menus
Chapter 7: Graphics
Chapter 8: Input, Output, and Object Serialization
Chapter 9: Introduction to ADO.NET
Chapter 10: Data Binding
Chapter 11: Introduction to SQL Server CE
Chapter 12: Working with Server-Based Data
Chapter 13: Working with Client-Based Data
Chapter 14: Working with XML
Chapter 15: Networking Fundamentals
Chapter 16: Web Services
Chapter 17: Working with Unmanaged Code
Chapter 18: Working with POOM
Chapter 19: Building Help Systems
Chapter 20: Handling User Settings
Chapter 21: Creating Setups
Appendix A: Setting Up
Appendix B: Emulator
Appendix C: Resources
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2003

    Only 2 of the samples are in C# the rest is VB .NET

    To be a definitive guide for .net compact framework the samples should have been presented in both C# and VB .NET since the author has a strong background in Visual Basic, they took the easy way out. I'll wait for a good C# version of this topic.

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