Posts by 42Gears Team

Windows Mobile Shortcuts

Shortcuts makes it easy for users to launch applications. Shortcut files have “.lnk” extension and they take up very little storage space. Shortcuts contain information about the application to launch along with any parameter information. They are really handy if predetermined values need to be passed to the application as command line parameters. How to…

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SureLock Studio: New Release (2009.09.15.0)

We have released SureLock Studio v2009.09.15.0. This release has some new feature additions: Phone Signal Status Indicator on the Kiosk Main Screen Speaker Volume control Align Screen (Stylus Calibration) support Share this:

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How to find Phone Signal Strength in Windows Mobile?

There is no API to determine the current signal strength of the phone radio on a Windows Mobile Phone Device. But as it changes the status is updated in the registry at the following location. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemStatePhone] “Signal Strength” value represents the signal value (0-100). The operating system uses this value to show the bars on…

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Starter’s Guide to Windows Mobile Development

Information in this post is for developers who are new to windows mobile application development and have no clue on where to start. Languages: You can choose from the following available languages. Visual C# and Visual Basic for Managed programming. Managed applications require .net compact framework runtime to be installed on the device. It’s a…

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Starter’s Guide to Windows Mobile Development

Information in this post is for developers who are new to windows mobile application development and have no clue on where to start. Languages: You can choose from the following available languages. Visual C# and Visual Basic for Managed programming. Managed applications require .net compact framework runtime to be installed on the device. It’s a…

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SureLock Studio: New Release (2009.08.31.0)

We have released SureLock Studio 2009.08.31.0. This update has fixes for phone keys control and user interface on the device. For any feedback on this release, write to support_nospam@42gears.com (remove _nospam). Share this:

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Windows CE and Windows Mobile for starters

Many a times I find myself in discussions on the history of Windows CE and Windows Mobile operating systems. Besides, if you have just started to work with Windows Mobile or Windows CE, its good to be aware of origins and basics of these operating systems. Following is an attempt to sort those questions out.…

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How to disable RAPI Security on a Windows Mobile device?

Remote Manager has features to access the Windows Mobile device from the desktop. You can use Remote Manager to access window properties, reset device or capture device screenshots. The above features cannot be accessed if RAPI (Remote API) security is enabled on the device. Attempting to perform any remote operation with RAPI disabled will bring…

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Launching Calendar, Tasks and Contacts applications

If you have used Remote Window option in Remote Manager tool in SureLock Studio, you would have noticed that windowspoutlook.exe is the executable that is responsible for showing calendar, tasks and contacts windows. There are no 3 different applications. How is this achieved? Well…all the magic occurs by way of commandline parameter. Parameter passed to…

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