Posts by 42Gears Team

Programmatically display system tray icon on Windows Mobile

As a Windows Mobile user you would have seen some icons near to the bottom right corner of the Today screen. These icons give users ability to easily launch the application or show an menu with more choices. This post discusses the steps and code to put your own icon in the system tray. I…

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Debugging CeRAPIInvoke Calls

RAPI (Remote API) dlls are loaded by rapiclnt.exe on the Windows Mobile device when CeRapiInvoke API is called by the desktop application. CeRapiInvoke is a general-purpose API to remotely execute a function on a Windows Mobile device that is connected to the desktop over ActiveSync. To debug your RAPI dll, do the following. 1. Launch…

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Create full screen application in .Net CF

Applications can use the screen real estate to their benefit by running in full screen mode. If you are developing your application in .NET CF, there are 2 ways to make it full screen. In Code Put the following code into your form’s Load() method like below. private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { this.FormBorderStyle…

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Better customer support with Live Chat

We recently started using Meebo Live Chat on our website. It is working out really well. Earlier with emails going back and forth used to take a few hours if not days to resolve any problem. It’s now down to a few minutes. Saves everybody’s time. All the visitors and existing customers are happy about…

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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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