Windows Mobile

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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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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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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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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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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How to rearrange icons on WM 6.5 Start Screen?

There is some support on WM 6.5 to organize and rearrange icons on the Start Screen. Tap and hold on any icon and click “Move to Top” menu item. This will move the icon to the top left position in the honeycomb. Well…I wish if it was possible to move the icons to any position…

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