Essential Windows CE Application Programming

Essential Windows CE Application Programming

by Robert Burdick

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Essential Windows CE Application Programming by Robert Burdick

The indispensable guide to writing clean CE applications, including real-world tips, techniques, and workarounds.

Microsoft's Windows CE operating system is quickly finding its way into a wide variety of information appliances like Handheld and Palm-size PCs, television set top boxes, smart telephones, and electronic books. Robert Burdick gives you a thorough tutorial for programming the essential features of Windows CE. Using a complete sample application, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of the programming techniques required to take advantage of a specific Windows CE feature. As Windows CE continues to evolve into the industry standard for information appliances and mobile computing platforms, Essential Windows CE Application Programming will prove to be your most valuable programming resource. Inside you will find:

• A look behind the curtain at the architecture of the Windows CE operating system.

• Programming building blocks like Windows CE controls and dialog boxes.

• In-depth insight into the desktop connectivity features of Windows CE.

• Complete coverage of Windows CE persistent storage programming.

• Custom user-interface programming.

• Lessons for programming Windows CE at the API level.

• Extensive samples of Windows CE application code.

On the CD-ROM you'll find:

• Source code for all sample programs in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471327479
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/12/1999
Edition description: BK&CD ROM
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

ROBERT BURDICK has been working in the computer industry for ten years and has worked with Windows CE for the past two years. His experiences include codeveloping the user-interface components of the Windows CE operating system and writing software for Philips Mobile Computing Group and Vadem Corporation.

Table of Contents


Getting Started with Windows CE.

A Windows CE Application Template.

Controls and Dialog Boxes.

Menus and the Windows CE Command Bar.

Windows CE Common Controls.


Working with the Windows CE File System.

Windows CE Databases.

Using the Windows CE Registry.


Owner Draw Controls and Custom Windows Classes.

The Windows CE Custom Draw Service.

Designing Windows CE Custom Controls.

The HTML Viewer Control.

Palm-size PC Input Techniques.


Windows CE Data Synchronization.

Other Desktop Connectivity Topics.

Memory and Power Management.

What's on the CD-ROM?


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