Posts Tagged ‘Windows Mobile’

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 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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Feature Checklist of Mobile Device Management tools

Mobile Device Management (MDM) refers to the approaches or solutions used by companies to remotely manage their mobile devices (PDAs, Smartphones, Laptops, Netbooks). Variety of devices involved pose a big challenge for anyone who intends to implement a Mobile Device Management Solution. In fact, a single solution may never fully satisfy the all the requirements.…

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Can Microsoft get back its Mojo with Windows Mobile 7?

There have been speculations as to whether Microsoft will remain an important player in the mobile phone market with their Windows Mobile operating system. Numerous news articles and blog posts have “declared” the imminent death of Windows Mobile. This article lists a few reasons why these speculations might not eventually turn out to be true.…

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Simulating key presses in your program with keybd_event function

Out of need or curiosity you might want to know how to send key presses from your native application. The core of the solution involves calling keybd_event() function which has the following prototype. VOID keybd_event(BYTE bVk, BYTE bScan, DWORD dwFlags, DWORD dwExtraInfo); bVk is the virtual-key code of the character. bScan is the hardware scan…

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Determining IP Address of a Windows Mobile device

Code to determine IP addresses of adapters on a Windows Mobile device, using IPHelper APIs. Add Iphlpapi.lib to linker settings. #include “Iphlpapi.h” PIP_ADAPTER_INFO pinfo = NULL; ULONG OutBufLen = 0; DWORD dwRet = GetAdaptersInfo(NULL, &OutBufLen); if (dwRet == ERROR_BUFFER_OVERFLOW) { pinfo = (PIP_ADAPTER_INFO)malloc(OutBufLen); dwRet = GetAdaptersInfo(pinfo,&OutBufLen); while (pinfo != NULL) { if (dwRet==ERROR_SUCCESS) { PIP_ADDR_STRING…

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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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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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