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Mobile Apps: Adjust Your Ring Volume For Ambient Noise

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Here's an overview of designing and installing a Windows Mobile app that monitors the noise level in the surrounding environment and adjusts the ring volume of a Pocket PC accordingly.

Chris Mitchell

MSDN Magazine October 2007

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Serving Silverlight Apps from Windows Mobile

Even if mobile dev is not my every day work, thanks to the .Net Compact Framework, it's still .Net programming.

Here is the scenario:

You come back home, you have a windows mobile phone wifi capable and you want to quickly get access to your phone pictures from your home network.
You just activate the Wifi, run my app and then browse to the provided link from any computer on the network.

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Hi Guys,


I would like to develop a mobile application such as the one you find in iPhones but I don't know from where to start!!? I'm not looking for something complicated, just an a static application of an eBook that users can read an flip the pages, I don't think that you can do such animation easily in ASP.net so does anyone knows what tool that I can use to develop such application?






Windows Mobile: Use GPS And Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps


We show you how to build a location-aware task list application for Windows Mobile devices that uses GPS to remind you of a task when and where it's appropriate.

Christopher Mitchell

MSDN Magazine January 2009

Going Places: Adaptable Apps for Windows Mobile.


We show you the techniques for building adaptable applications that can make the best use of different screens and capabilities on Windows Mobile devices.

Michael Saffitz

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Share Code: Write Code Once For Both Mobile And Desktop Apps


If you're building .NET client apps already, target them to Windows Mobile using the same skills and toolsets.

Daniel Moth

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Go Mobile: Create Compact, Robust Mobile Apps with SQL Server CE 2.0 and the .NET Compact Framework


Developers have myriad options when it comes to creating solutions for mobile devices. One of the greatest challenges facing mobile developers is finding a compact yet robust local storage solution. SQL Server CE 2.0 promises to deliver on both fronts. This new release represents a tremendous leap in terms of features and performance over its predecessor. This article will review some of the platform and tools choices developers have today. The authors will compare and contrast the significant new features in SQL Server CE 2.0 with the previous release. Following that, they will build a sample app for illustration.

Mark Brown and David Meunier

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WF4 for High Volume Transaction Apps

Hi! I am in the middle of redesigning my application and I would like to consider WF4 as the center piece for my application logic. My application is an sms gateway service and it can reach up to millions of hits within a short period of time. I would like to know whether WF4 is suitable to be used for millions of hits type of application. Thank You :) Best Regards, Serena

Mobile Apps using ASP.NET 4.0


I am currently deploying an asp.net 4.0 app and all is going as planned. We recently had a request to make this apps available to mobile phone users. These users can see the webcontent as they would if they were using a PC.

I would like to make these apps/websites compatible with mobile phone browsers.

What should be the standard for developing my sites to be mobile friendly?

Range of mobile devices:

- BlackBerry v4 +

- iPhone 3,3g,4

- Windows Mobile Phones

Mobile Apps: Getting Started with Windows Phone Development Tools


Windows Phone 7 has shipped, and now it's your turn to start developing apps for it. We'll introduce you to the Windows Phone Developer Tools and walk you through the creation of a Windows Phone application that accesses a web service.

Joshua Partlow

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Practical Multithreading for Client Apps

Writing applications that use multiple threads is often considered an advanced programming task, prone to errors. In this month's column, I'll focus on a practical application of multithreading in Windows® Forms applications with some real benefits, while attempting to keep things simple. My goal is to present multithreading in an approachable way that addresses a very common need: writing applications with a user interface that remain responsive to the user.

Reading and Writing Images From a Windows Mobile Database using UltraLite 10(C#)

Periodically I get a request for information on how to read and write binary data to a database running on Windows Mobile. If you search the Internet you can typically find examples that are available on Windows Desktops or allow you to read and write to a local file system. The problem is that it can take a bit of work to get this code to work on Windows Mobile accessing a database.

Ultimately you might be asking, why would I want to store and image in a database? Well in an environment where you synchronizing data between a local mobile database and a consolidated (central) database this can be extremely useful. Imagine if an insurance adjuster went to an accident scene, took a picture of a damaged car, loaded it into his Windows Mobile database and then replicated that image up to the Insurance headquarters for approval. All of this could be done in a very short period of time when using images in the database. Another good example might be a doctor who was waiting for a patient chart to become available. If you could store the image in a database this chart could be sent down to the doctor's device once it became available.

For this article I am not going to get into how to synchronize the images to and from a remote and central database as this is typically fairly straightforward when using a data synchronization technologies like MobiLink

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In this exercise, you will use Visual Studio 2005 to create a Smartphone application. You will associate commands with a mobile device's soft keys, and you will add the ability to scroll through the list of available products (a list of images). You will create a data source for an existing SQL Mobile database, and then test the application in the Windows Mobile 5.0 emulator.

In the following procedure, you will create a new Windows Mobile 5.0 project in Visual Studio.

How to create a windows mobile (Smart Device) .Cab installer

A Cab file is the default setup format for Windows CE and Windows Mobile devices (similar to windows .msi files). You probably already have installed several application using .cab files, and are familiar with the concept. One point which is often unknown is that .cab files are processed by wceloader.exe, and it can only install one .cab file at a time. That means we cannot have nested .cab files. It doesn't mean we cannot have .cab files contained by another .cab, but the contained .cab files will not be installed during the installation of the container .cab. We should install it manually after the container .cab file installation has been completed.

There are two ways to create a cabinet (.Cab) file. The traditional one, and the friendly VS Smart Device Cab project which doesn't require additional coding, but which also relies on the traditional one at low-level.

WeatherBug Direct for Windows Mobile

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Windows Mobile Wireless Ad Hoc Networking Tutorial permalink

Despite what I've written earlier about it is better to get a wireless router and using infrastructure mode, there are still situations where adhoc mode might be useful. Imagine visiting a friend who has a notebook with wireless connection. He also has internet connection, and you'd like to check your emails. But he needs to work on something with his notebook. Internet connection sharing using ad hoc mode would be useful here.

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Many Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone users could not backup their SMS to txt file or view on computer. I found this software offers a SMS Messages backup solution to Backup all SMS messages for Windows Mobile Phones onto computer and keep them safe. Here is the user's guide:

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