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How to change file extensions in Windows Mobile?

Ever wondered how to change file extensions on your Windows Mobile phone? One thing is for sure: you cannot use the builtin file explorer program. It does not even show the file extensions let alone change them. Well. there are two solutions: ActiveSync: Connect the device to the PC over ActiveSync and browse to the…

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How to get information about softwares installed on Windows Mobile devices?

Best method is to ask the configuration service provider (CSP). Step 1: Add Reference to Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Configuration Step 2: Add the following statements at the top of the c# code file. using System.Xml; using Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Configuration; Step 3: Prepare a csp string (xml format) and pass it to ProcessConfiguration method of ConfigurationManager. Return value is the xml…

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How to disable "Unsigned Prompt Policy" on Windows Mobile?

Many Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) devices ship with one-tier security configuration enabled. That means if an unsigned application is started, then the user is prompted whether to allow the unsigned application to run or not. If the user based on his/her judgment allows the application to run, the application runs in privileged mode whereby it…

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How to disable “Unsigned Prompt Policy” on Windows Mobile?

Many Windows Mobile (Pocket PC) devices ship with one-tier security configuration enabled. That means if an unsigned application is started, then the user is prompted whether to allow the unsigned application to run or not. If the user based on his/her judgment allows the application to run, the application runs in privileged mode whereby it…

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WindowsITPro talks about SureRC

Brian Reinholz has written about SureRC on Windows IT Pro website where he is production editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine, specializing in training and certification. Thanks Brian for mentioning SureRC. Here is the link for the article: http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/mobile-and-wireless2/SureRC-Smartphone-Remote-Control.aspx Share this:

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How to get process id and thread id from a Window Handle in .NET CF?

Specify the namespace for doing P/Invoke stuff i.e. calling Win32 API functions from managed code. using System.Runtime.InteropServices; GetWindowThreadProcessId Win32 function retrieves the identifiers of the process and thread that created the specified window. Here is how we declare GetWindowThreadProcessId for use in managed code (c#). [DllImport(“coredll.dll”)] private static extern uint GetWindowThreadProcessId(IntPtr hWnd, out uint lpdwProcessId);…

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Save money by using Remote Control software for smartphones

The Problem Sometimes, as an IT support specialist, you might find yourself to be in situations where end users need your support in troubleshooting problems with their mobile devices or smartphones. Traditional approach would be to pick up the phone and call the user and ask him/her to follow your instructions like, tap on this…

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Managing Enterprise Mobile Devices

Enterprises are going mobile these days. Employees use mobile devices to access, generate and manipulate business data while on the move. Enterprises like the gains in productivity as employees can work from virtually anywhere. Businesses are embracing mobility due the fact that mobile devices are becoming increasingly powerful these days; some are almost as powerful…

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Writing "Hello World" program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What do you need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010,…

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Writing “Hello World” program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What do you need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010,…

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