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Windows Mobile Managed APIs - Part 1


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Author: Hi, I am Daniel Moth Smiley

Introduction: You can read about Windows Mobile 5.0 APIs on my blog here. All Windows Mobile devices being sold today are v5.0 and the next version of Windows Mobile fully supports these as well so now is the right time to learn about them if you haven’t already!

Video download: Click on the image to play the video (from a streaming file). If you'd prefer to download the wmv packaged in a zip file, you may do so here.

3-part series: There are 3 videos that make up this series. Parts One, Two and Three.

Video Contents:

00'00'' – 01'00'' Title slide and intro

01'00'' – 02'40'' WM5 Managed APIs Overview slide

02'40'' – 21'36'' DEMO Telephony, Forms, Configuration

21'36'' – 23'28'' Summary slide and links


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  • Daniel,

    This is a very useful screencast.  I think the screencast format is super helpful for learning things.

    Two points/questions about what you showed:

    1) the link you listed to the examples (http://blogs.msdn.com/error.htm?aspxerrorpath=/blogs/post.aspx) doesn't seem to be working.  Perhaps there is another one?

    2) I was really hoping to see the CameraCaptureDialog in action because I had a little trouble using and wasn't sure if I was doing it correctly.  I implemented it in an app on my iPAQ 69xx.  When the camera window opens, it has an odd shape -- tall and skinny and records video in that shape.  I tried changing all the resolution and other options, but it didn't change.  Any thoughts?


    HP Labs, Palo Alto, CA

  • Hi Alex

    Glad you like the screencast format. I agree, it is super for learning new things Smiley

    Not sure what is going wrong with your attempts to use the Camera dialog. May I suggest you post to the relevant msdn forums and/or newsgroup for help? Please post there the exact code you tried, what version of the NETCF/VS you are using and what effects you are observing. Someone will help you there (if not, let me know).

    Regarding the links, they all seem to work for me but it is my fault for not posting them here in the first place; they are pretty long to copy of a screen so apologies for that and thanks for bringing it to my attention! Let me know if they still don't work for you:

    WM 5.0 SDK

    Complete example using WM5 managed APIs

    WM 5.0 (old) article

  • suniljagadishsuniljagadi​sh Handled​Exception
    Hi Daniel,

    Towards the end of your screen cast you say that you don't have internet connectivity and hence you are not able to connect and that you can connect to internet on the emulator by cradling it.

    You were using some version of Vista if I am not wrong. This post - http://blogs.msdn.com/vsdteam/archive/2006/06/30/652554.aspx
    says that it is not possible to cradle the emulator in Vista.

    Please do let me know if there is any work around now.


    Sunil Jagadish
  • Hi Sunil

    Yes you can cradle the emulator on Windows Vista. You need to doanload Device Emulator v2.0 (also comes with WM6 SDK) or DE v3 which comes with VS "Orcas".

    Links to all of the above from my blog or search the web...

    Have fun!


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