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Microsoft . NET Compact Framework Kick Start

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ISBN-10: 0672325705

ISBN-13: 9780672325700

Edition: 2004

Authors: Erik Rubin, Ronnie Yates

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bull; bull;The Compact Framework brings familiar .NET development to mobile devices. bull;This technology enables millions of Microsoft programmers to develop Windows CE applications. bull;Written by two Microsoft Compact Framework team members.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.13" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

What's in This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
What You'll Need
Online Resources
Setting Up Your Development Environment
Smart Device Extensions and the .NET Compact Framework
Targeting Nonstandard Devices
In Brief
Introducing the .NET Compact Framework
Why the .NET Compact Framework?
Examining the .NET Compact Framework in Detail
In Brief
Designing GUI Applications with Windows Forms
Investigating Unsupported Controls in the .NET Compact Framework
Investigating Unsupported System.Windows.Forms Functionality in the .NET Compact Framework
Working with the Visual Studio .NET Form Designer
Understanding the Different Windows Forms Target Platforms
Working with the Form Control
Programming the Button Control
Using the TextBox Control
Using the Label Control
Working with RadioButton Controls
Using the CheckBox Control
Using the ComboBox Control
Using the ListBox Control
Using the NumericUpDown Control
Using the DomainUpDown Control
Programming the ProgressBar Control
Using the StatusBar Control
Using the TrackBar Control
Using the ToolBar Control
Adding Menus with the MainMenu Control
Using a ContextMenu Control in an Application
Using the Timer Control
Using the OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog Controls
Using the Panel Control
Using the HScrollBar and VScrollBar Controls
Using the ImageList Control
Using the PictureBox Control
Using the ListView Control
Using the TabControl Control
Using the TreeView Control
Working with the DataGrid Control
In Brief
Using Threads and Timers in the .NET Compact Framework
Threads, Timers, and Windows CE
The Thread Class
Understanding Thread Basics
Coordinating Threads with the Mutex Class
Blocking until a Thread Finishes
Controlling Access to Data Objects with the Monitor Class
Managing Multiple Threads with a Thread Pool
Updating Variables with the Interlocked Class
In Brief
Network Connectivity with the .NET Compact Framework
Working with Sockets
Socket Programming with the .NET Compact Framework
Serializing Objects for Transmission through a Socket
Using UDP Packets
Multicasting with UDP Packets
Communicating with Remote Servers through the HTTP Protocol
Communicating with Remote Servers through the HTTPS Protocol
Communicating through the Device IrDA Port
In Brief
ADO.NET on the .NET Compact Framework
Introducing ADO.NET on the .NET Compact Framework
Caching Data with the DataSet
Understanding Constraints
Setting Up Autoincremented Fields
Modeling Relational Data with the DataSet
Creating Bindable Views of Data with a DataView
Binding Data to a Control
Comparing the Compact DataSet with the Desktop DataSet
In Brief
Programming with Microsoft SQL Server CE
Investigating the Features Supported by Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Creating a Microsoft SQL Server CE Database
Adding Structure to a Microsoft SQL Server CE Database
Populating a Microsoft SQL Server CE Database
Retrieving Data by Using Sq1CeDataReader
Filling a DataSet by Using the Sq1CeDataAdapter
Updating the Microsoft SQL Server CE Database by Using the Sq1CeDataAdapter
Generating Sq1Command Objects with the Sq1CeCommandBuilder
In Brief
XML and the DataSet
XML and the .NET Compact Framework DataSet
Loading XML into a DataSet
Saving a DataSet as XML
Loading and Saving XML in a Sample Application
Modeling Relational Data with XML Schemas
Loading and Saving Schema Alone
Writing a DataSet to XML without Schema Information
Reading a DataSet from XML, Ignoring Schema Information
Inferring Schema
Using XML to Design a DataSet
Saving and Loading DataSets as XML DiffGrams
In Brief
Using XML Web Services
Creating a Simple XML Web Service
Understanding the .NET Framework Web Service Client
Creating a Client for the Simple XML Web Service
Consuming a Web Service That Uses a DataSet
Consuming Web Service That Exposes a Typed DataSet
In Brief
Manipulating XML with the XmlTextReader and the XmlTextWriter
XML Architecture Overview
Working with the XmlTextReader
Loading XML Data into an XmlTextReader
Using the XmlTextReader's Namespaces Property
Understanding the Normalization Property
Controlling White-Space Interpretation with the WhitespaceHandling Property
Using the XmlResolver Property
Reading XML Nodes
Reading XML Attributes
Understanding How to Perform Full-Content Reads
Skipping over Nodes
Closing the XmlTextReader
Working with the XmlTextWriter
Creating the XmlTextWriter
Manipulating Namespace Support
Formatting the XmlTextWriter's Output
Writing an XML Declaration
Writing XML Elements
Writing XML Attributes
Writing xml:space and xml:lang Attributes
Writing Element and Attribute Content
Converting .NET Compact Framework Data Types through XmlConvert
Writing Raw XML Markup
Writing Other Nodes
Writing Processing Instructions
Writing White-Space Characters
In Brief
Working with the XML Document Object Model
Processing XML by Using the Document Object Model
Differences from the Desktop .NET Framework
Loading the XML DOM
Navigating the XML DOM
Accessing Text from Elements
Accessing Markup from Nodes
Accessing an Element's Attributes
Accessing Other XmlNodes
Searching an XML Document Node Tree
Creating XmlNodes
Creating XmlDeclarations
Creating XmlElements
Creating XmlAttributes
Creating Other Node Types
Inserting XmlNodes
Using the AppendChild and PrependChild Methods
Working with the InsertBefore and InsertAfter Methods
Inserting XmlAttributes into an XmlDocument
Replacing the XmlNodes within an XmlDocument
Removing XmlNodes for an XmlDocument
Removing XmlAttributes from their XmlElements
Writing the XmlDocument
In Brief
Interacting with Native Code
Understanding When to Call Native Code
Calling Native Code: Quick Start
Marshalling the Fundamental Data Types
Marshalling Simple Structures
Passing Nested Structures by Using Custom Marshalling Code
Calling the Windows CE Operating System
Accessing COM Components from the .NET Compact Framework
In Brief
Exploring .NET Reflection
Understanding the .NET Compact Framework Reflection API
Loading .NET Assemblies
Discovering Type Information
Creating Type Instances by Using ConstructorInfo
Invoking Methods by Using the MethodInfo Class
Using Reflection to Manipulate Object State
Adding Custom Metadata to .NET Elements
In Brief
Cryptography on the .NET Compact Framework
Invoking the CryptoAPI
Computing a Hash
Encrypting and Decrypting Data by Using a Password
Using Session Keys to Encrypt and Decrypt Data
Determining CryptoAPI Constants with the ConstFinder Sample Application
In Brief
Measuring the Performance of a .NET Compact Framework Application
Using a Stopwatch Timer to Measure Code Execution Time
Using .NET Compact Framework Performance Counters
In Brief
Deploying a .NET Application
Packaging a .NET Compact Framework Application
Using Visual Studio .NET to Package an Application
Using CAB Wizard to Package an Application
Distributing a .NET Compact Framework Application
In Brief
Developing for the SmartPhone
Introducing the SmartPhone
Developing for the SmartPhone by Using the .NET Compact Framework
Writing an Application for SmartPhone--XMLDataSetViewer
In Brief