Kategorie-Archiv: The Lost Files

The Lost Files “Reloaded”: Working with (mobile) Databases (!Full Chapter!)

Nearly every mobile business application uses a database, whether on client side, or on server side.

How you can use a local database, sync with a server database and incorporate in other ways shows this special last edition from the Lost Files series.

Again, this document is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

In contrast to the other Lost Files episodes, this time this document is a full featured chapter.

As this german native document has been written at the end of 2006 a few new hot topics are missing, but still it is worth the read.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

 

The Lost Files: Printing with Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile itself doesn’t support Printing at all. There are a few solutions out there to enrich Windows Mobile with this functionality. How it can be done directly from your application, or just how to print different document formats is shown in Part 9: Printing with Windows Mobile from the Lost Files series.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

This is the last part of the Lost Files series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing.

The Lost Files: Logging with log4net

Nearly every mobile application uses a properitary logging mechanism instead of using great Logging Frameworks like log4net. How it can be used is shown in Part 8: Logging with log4net from the Lost Files series.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files – Testing trough Emulation

You don’t always have the chance to test applications using original devices. Especially when working in Buildings you don’t have the chance to work with a GPS device.

A short introduction in Part 7: Working with Emulators from the Lost Files shows, how to work with Fake GPS, Fake GPS Helper and the Cellular Emulator.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files: Mobile Unit Testing

Desktop applications aren’t being delivered nowadays without being properly tested in most cases by Unit Tests. How this can be achieved using Visual Studio 2008 and NUnitLite to test mobile Applications is described in Part 6: Mobile Unit Testing from the Lost Files.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files: Remote API with the Windows Mobile Device Center

The Windows Mobile Device Center comes along with some assemblies for the Remote API.Unfortunatelly they aren’t documented and supported officially. But if you are interested to see, how they work, take a look at Part 5: Remote API with the Windows Mobile Device Center from the Lost Files.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files: Obfuscation

Did you know, that reverse engineering your managed code is very simple? How you can do that, and how you can prevent your code of being reverse engineered is the topic of Part 4: Obfuscation from the Lost Files. This time it is more an introduction and a short guide, than a full article, but as a good starting point this will help anyway.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files: Items for the Today Screen

Ever wanted to create plugins for the today screen in managed code? This is possible.

Check out Part 3: Items for the Today Screen form the Lost Files Series.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

The Lost Files: Kiosk Mode

Sometimes it is necessary to keep the User “trapped” in his application. He isn’t supposed to use anything else, than this application. This is seen very often is navigationally systems.

How you can achieve this in you managed application and how you can handle keyboard hooks, is shown in Part 2: Kiosk Modus from the Lost Files.

Again, this article is kept in german. If anyone is willing to translate it into english, feel free to contact me.

Happy reading. :)

Please be aware of, that this article and samples are AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

“Programmieren mit dem .NET Compact Framework 3.5” – The Lost Files

Back in 2007/2008 Torsten and I were working on a second edition of our book Programmieren mit dem.NET Compact Framework, which was published by MS Press. The book finally has been cancelled. But nevertheless – up to this point a few lines have already been written by myself, which I want to publish here, before they get forgotten. Probably someone can use them somehow.

Unfortunatelly the parts are completly in german. Actually I don’t have the time to translate them into english. If someone is willing to do so, just leave me a comment.

So lets start with Part 1: Dateneingabe mal anders which you can download here. It includes the text in PDF-Format and the Sourcecode itself.

Happy reading. :-)

Please be aware of, that this article is AS IS. No support, no update is being given.

Dateneingabe_mal_anders.zip (268,5 KB)