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  • Hello and welcome to an introduction to Windows Mobile 6 development. I’m [name]. We’ve got lots to cover today so let’s get started!

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  • Windows Mobile 6 Development Geoffrey Emery Inventor [email_address]
  • Live Fun
  • Tagging For Mobile http://gettag.mobi Download App now Demo To follow
  • Warning….
    • Warning I am not a Microsoft Employee
  • Congratulations
    • I am not a MicroSoft Employee
    • This a true life recount of My Dev Experiences over the last two weeks
  • Market Overview
    • Mobile software is one of the fastest-growing development arenas.
    • Windows Mobile is among the top players
      • Over 28 million devices shipped in 2008!
    • Apple shipped 13 million phones last year - forbes
  • Windows Mobile 6 Devices
      • Windows Mobile 6 Standard (non Touch)
      • Windows Mobile 6 Professional
      • (touch)
    Windows Mobile 6 Classic (non Phone)
  • The Future Is Touch
  • The Next Level Of Touch
  • Still not convinced?
  •  
  • Understanding Your Devolopment Choices and making the right decision
    • .NET Compact Framework – RUNS ON YOUR PHONE
      • You are building a mobile application that must support occasionally connected or offline scenarios.
      • You are building a mobile application that will run on the client to maximize performance and responsiveness.
    • ASP.NET for Mobile – IT’S A WEBSITE
      • You are building an application that can rely on 100-percent network connectivity.
      • Your team has ASP.NET expertise and you want to target a wide range of mobile devices.
      • You are building an application that must have no client-side installation or plug-independencies.
      • You want to support the widest possible range of devices.
      • You want to use as few device resources as possible.
    • Silverlight for Mobile – WINNER – RUNS ON YOUR PHONE AND WEBSITE
      • You are building a Web application and want to leverage the rich visualization and UI
      • capabilities of Silverlight.
      • The devices you are targeting have easy access to or already have the Silverlight plug-ininstalled.
  •  
  • NET Compact Framework
    • Managed-code stack (.NET Compact Framework 3.5) sits on top of native architecture
    • Cellular, GPS, and other device services wrapped with .NET
    OEM Applications OEM Extensions Application Compact Framework Class Libraries Execution Engine PAL Host operating system Native Code Managed Code
  • .NET Compact Framework and SQL Compact
    • Language support
      • Create solutions in C# or VB.NET
    • Broad feature inclusion:
      • LINQ (to dataset and objects)
      • Windows Communication Foundation
    • SQL Server Compact 3.5
      • Royalty-free redist
  • Windows Mobile 6 SDK Emulator Images
  •  
  • Cellular Emulator and Hopper
    • Cellular Emulator allows you to
      • Target both voice and data connectivity scenarios.
      • Explore different wireless network conditions in GSM/GPRS and UMTS networks.
    • Hopper Test Tool
      • Stresses all applications available through menu with random keystrokes, or only your application.
  • GPS Support
    • Fake GPS: an NMEA .txt file simulates the movement of the device in space.
      • Configure it to test location-targeted functions.
      • Dixies.txt
      • Fakegpsdata.txt
    • Note that for Windows Mobile Standard, you can configure GPS using the SDK’s GPSSettings.exe program
      • Professional and Classic have this utility built in.
  • Data Access Technologies Summary
    • ADO.NET provides general retrieval, update, and management of data. On
      • Windows Mobile, ADO.NET includes providers for Microsoft® SQL Server®, and Microsoft®
      • SQL Server® Compact Edition.
    • ADO.NET Sync Services. ADO.NET Sync Services is a provider included in the Microsoft Sync
      • Framework synchronization for ADO.NET-enabled databases. It enables data synchronization to be built in occasionally connected applications. It period ically gathers information from the client database and synchronizes it with the server database.
    • Language-Integrated Query (LINQ). LINQ provides class libraries that extend C# and
      • Microsoft Visual Basic® with native language syntax for queries. Queries can be performed against a variety of data formats, including DataSet (LINQ to DataSet), XML (LINQ to XM L), in-memory objects (LINQ to Objects),.Understand that LINQ is primarily a query technology supported by different assemblies throughout the .NET Framework. For example, LINQ to Entities/ LINQ TO SQL is included with the ADO.NET Entity Framework assemblies; LINQ to XML is included with the System.Xml assemblies; and LINQ to Objects is included with the .NET core system assemblies.
  • DAL Best Practices
    • ADO.NET
      • Are on a mobile device and want to access data through SQL Server Compact Edition.
      • Need to use low-level APIs for full control over data access in your application.
      • Are building an application that needs to support a disconnected data-access experience.
    • ADO.NET Sync Services
      • Consider using ADO.NET Sync Services if you:
      • Need to build an application that supports occasionally connected scenarios.
      • Need collaboration between databases.
      • Are using Windows Mobile and want to sync with a central database server.
    • LINQ to DataSets
      • Want to execute queries against a Dataset, including queries that join tables.
      • Want to use a common query language instead of writing iterative code.
    • LINQ to Objects
      • • Need to execute queries against a collection.
      • • Want to execute queries against file directories.
      • • Want to execute queries against in-memory objects using the LINQ syntax.
    • LINQ to XML
      • • Are using XML data in your application.
      • • Want to execute queries against XML data using the LINQ syntax.
  • .Net Tips
    • Remember to install Mobile Center (or ActiveSync) and Virtual PC
      • You don’t need them to deploy projects
      • But you do need them for internet connectivity
    • When you create a new Smart Device project, ignore the dropdown above the templates frame that lets you choose a target framework version .
    • You can always choose another mobile device template by changing the Form Factor property.
  • Vista Issues
    • Do NOT install ActiveSync.
      • You need Windows Mobile Device Center for device synchronization.
    • Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1.
    • If the SDK samples do not build, copy them to a different location.
  • ASP.NET for Mobile
  • Bad Designs For Touch
  • Good Designs For Touch
  • My Space Redesigned For Touch
  • Internet Explorer 6 Mobile
    • Jscript v5.7, ported from Internet Explorer 8 for the desktop.
      • Much better support for AJAX applications.
    • Improved fidelity, text wrap, touch-and-gesture pan support
      • WML, Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 for Flash applications.
    • Easy switch between Mobile and Desktop modes
      • Both can be targeted with User Agent strings.
  •  
  • Request Header
    • Mobile Mode says...
      • User-Agenet: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 8.12; MSIEMobile 6.0)
    • Used to say...
      • User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.11)
    • Desktop Mode says...
      • User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
    • (Same as Internet Explorer 6 for PC.)
  • Coding Best Practices
    • Use separate HTML, CSS, and JScript files.
    • Load JScript at the end of the page that’s not needed for layout.
    • Do not ask the browser to resize via <img>.
    • Streaming video should not be larger than the screen resolution.
    • Choose the right bit rate
      • EDGE and 3G networks.
  • New Offerings Here Today
    • My Phone - a backup and storage service for your phone.
    • Recite Tag - a note taking and search application for Windows Mobile phones
    • Mesh For Mobile – almost
    • Tag – 2d color bar code
    • Live Sync
  • Windows Mobile 7
    • Windows 7
      • A Focus On Touch...
      • ... And Gestures
      • A New Media Interface
  • Final Thoughts
    • Writing apps for your phone is fun!
    • Writing mobile web pages is challenging but well worth it..
  • Contact Information
    • @- [email_address]
    • Blog - blog.geoffreyemery.com
  • Last Fun
  • What You Need
    • Visual Studio 2008 Professional SP1
      • Alternative: Visual Studio 2005 SP1.
    • Windows Vista
      • Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008 will also work.
    • Windows Mobile Device Center for Vista
      • ActiveSync 4.5 for Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
  • What You Need (cont.)
    • Two separate Windows Mobile 6 SDKs
      • Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK for smartphones
      • Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK for all Pocket PCs
    • Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Device Emulator Images
  • Install and Configuration
    • Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 First.
      • Be sure to include support for Mobile Development
      • And SQL Compact
    • Then Windows Mobile 6 Refresh.
    • Finally, the new 6.1.4 Emulators
    • You’ll need to install Virtual PC 2007 for networking support
      • Even within a virtual image
      • Don’t forget to set the connection type as DMA instead of Bluetooth