Mobile solutions—in your pocket!
- The complete guide for developing wireless applications using Microsoft(r)
eMbedded Visual Basic(r)
- Enterprise solutions, including XML, SQL, SOAP, and .NET
- Fully illustrated with code examples, available live on CD-ROM
- CD-ROM also contains the full version of Microsoft eMbedded Visual Basic
The Pocket PC offers more wireless capabilities than any other handheld
mobile device. Now you can use the power of Microsoft eMbedded Visual Basic to
develop applications that allow you to manage connections to corporate networks,
access data from any Web site, synchronize information with corporate databases,
and call SOAP and .NET web services, all on your Pocket PC. This is the one book
that provides comprehensive coverage of all these applications and more.
Developers at all levels can learn to take advantage of the Microsoft SDKs to
interact with existing database and Internet applications, using such
- User interfaces for Pocket PC and Handheld PC 2000
- SQL Server for Microsoft Windows(r) CE
- XML and DOM
- SOAP and .NET
- HTTP and ASP
No other book provides more complete coverage in a single volume. Jump right
into wireless mobile computing with the Pocket PC, Handheld PC Developer's
About the CD-ROM:
The CD-ROM includes live code for all the examples in the book, plus a full
working copy of Microsoft eMbedded Visual Basic and SDKs.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to eVB Development.
You, the Reader. What You Will Need. Pocket PC,
Handheld PC 2000, and Other Devices. Pocket PC. Handheld PC 2000. Other Devices.
Overview of eMbedded Visual Basic (eVB). Compared to Visual Basic 6.0. Using
eMbedded Visual C++ (eVC). Emulation. Development Tools Installation. Creating a
“Hello World” Application. Network Connections. Configuring HPC 2000 Network
Support. Configuring Pocket PC Network Support. Platform Manager. Remote Tools.
ActiveX Controls and the Windows CE Control Manager. Project Settings and
Properties. Error Handling. eVB Data Types. Debugging. Conclusion.
2. Creating a User Interface.
The Pocket PC Interface. Managing Pocket PC
MenuBars. Responding to Menu Selections. Using the New Button. Changing a Menu
Item at Run Time. Accessing Menu Items at Run Time. Inserting and Deleting Menu
Items. Adding MenuBar Buttons. Pocket PC Dialog Boxes. The HPC 2000 Interface.
Designing Application Windows. Creating a Pocket PC Application Window. Creating
an HPC 2000 Application Window. Conclusion.
3. ADOCE and ADOXCE.
Microsoft SQL Server for CE Features. The ADOCE
3.1 Architecture. Microsoft SQL Server for CE Installation. Installing ADOCE and
ADOXCE on the Device. Copying SSCE Files. Installing ISQLW for Windows CE.
Simple Database Operations. Creating a Database (Catalog). Opening and Closing
Databases. Creating a Table. Adding Records. Listing Records. Using ISQLW_CE.
Tables and Columns. Integer Data Types. Numeric, Float, Real, and Money Data
Types. Binary, VarBinary, and Image Data Types. UniqueIdentifer Data Type and
ROWGUIDCOL. The Identity Property. Null ability and Uniqueness. Referential
Integrity and Primary and Foreign Keys. Default Values. Using DROP TABLE. Using
ADOXCE With Tables. Indexes. Manipulating Data. Creating and Opening Databases.
Error Handling. ADOCE Record sets and the SELECT Statement. INSERT, DELETE, and
UPDATE Statements. Managing Transactions. Encryption and Password Protection.
Compacting a Database. Creating a Database For Distribution. Conclusion.
4. SQL Server CE Remote Data Access and Replication.
Remote Data Access. RDA Installation and
Configuration. Programming RDA. SQL Server CE Relay. Security. SQL Server
Replication. Installation and Configuration. Programming Replication. Dealing
with Conflicts. Conclusion.
5. HTTP and Internet Programming.
Using the WinSock Control. Sending Data with an
HTTP GET. Sending Data with an HTTP POST. The HTTP Component. Making a Simple
Request. Posting Data. Using NT Authentication. Using a Proxy Server.
6. XML and DOM.
XML. Document Object Model (DOM). Microsoft SQL
Server 2000 and XML. Configuring XML Support. Creating a Template. Accessing a
Template from evb. Parameterized Templates. Displaying XML Documents in a
TreeView Control. Handling SQL Errors. Adding Data with Templates. Annotated
Schemas and Xpath. ADO Recordsets and XML. Creating and Managing XML Documents
with DOM. Creating XML Documents with Elements. Creating XML Documents with
Attributes. Sending an XML Document to an ASP Page. Conclusion.
7. SOAP and .NET Web Services.
The Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
Installing SOAP 2.0 Toolkit. SOAP XML Document Structures. Making SOAP Calls
from Pocket PC and HPC 2000 Applications. Using .NET Web Services. Creating a
.NET Web Service with VB.NET. Calling Web Services with HTTP GET and POST.
Calling Web Services with SOAP. Using Class Objects in .NET Web Service. Using
ADO.NET DataSets. Conclusion.
8. Managing Connections with RAS.
Creating RAS Phone Book Entries. Listing RAS
Phone Book Entries. Determining If a Connection Exists. Making an RAS
Connection. Disconnecting an RAS Connection. Conclusion.
9. Pocket Outlook Object Model (POOM).
Overview of POOM Model. Logging on and POOM
Version. Adding a Reference to PIMStore.DLL. Logon, Logoff, and Version
Information. Folders and Items. Managing Contacts. Using OIDs. Finding and
Restricting Items. Displaying Contacts. Managing Contacts. Managing Tasks.
Managing Appointments. Conclusion.
10. The Object Store, File Input/Output, and the Registry.
The FileSystem Control. Folder Listing. File
Listing. File Operations. The Object Store. Memory Status. Storage Cards. The
Common Dialog Control. File Open Dialog on Pocket PC. File Open Dialog on HPC
2000. File Save As Dialog on Pocket PC. File Save As Dialog on HPC 2000. Reading
and Writing Files. Text-Based Files. Unicode Files. Binary Files. Random Files.
The Registry. Writing a Registry Key. Accessing a Registry Key. Conclusion.
11. Setup and Installation.
Using the “Application Install Wizard” .
Installing the Application. Conclusion.
12. Architecting and Designing a Mobile Solution.
Connectivity Options. Local Storage Options.
Data Transfer Options. Data Synchronization. Creating a Green Field Mobile
Architecture. Integrating with Client Server Architectures. Integrating with
n-Tier Architectures. Conclusion.
Appendix A: The CEUtils ActiveX Control.
The DatePicker Control. The ObjectStore
Component. The Process Component. The RASConnection Component. The StrRegistry
Appendix B: HTTP ActiveX Component.