Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

I first created the “Charming” libraries for Windows Phone in order to add some APIs which were added to Windows 8 but not available on phone. Many of the early ones replicated the “Charms” related functionality (Sharing/Search/Settings) hence the silly name. When I created version 9 about a year ago I consolidated lots of separate libraries into… Continue reading Introducing Pontoon – A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform

Managing Processes and Memory With Mobile In The Hand 7.0

.NET Compact Framework The Compact Framework provides the capability to start a separate process from your code, and stop it but it doesn’t give you more detailed information about what is running and what components are in use. Windows CE includes the optional ToolHelp component (present in all Windows Mobile versions). The InTheHand.Diagnostics namespace includes… Continue reading Managing Processes and Memory With Mobile In The Hand 7.0

Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with Mobile In The Hand 7.0

This is the first in a series of posts about Mobile In The Hand 7.0 which brings a collection of reusable components to the .NET Compact Framework. This latest version is updated to support all versions of Windows Mobile including Windows Embedded Handheld, All versions of Windows Embedded Compact (in it’s various names) from 4.1… Continue reading Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with Mobile In The Hand 7.0

070-580: Windows Mobile 6.5 Application Development

This may be a little late to the party but I thought I would share some information on this exam. Because you sign an NDA when you take the exam I cannot comment on specifics of the exam content, however I can offer some guidance on the study guide:- http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-580 This exam replaced the previous… Continue reading 070-580: Windows Mobile 6.5 Application Development

Mobile In The Hand 4.2 Released

This latest update includes a number of performance enhancements and wider device compatibility. A new SystemEvents class is added in the InTheHand.Win32 namespace which allows you to monitor power changes on devices which do not support the State and Notifications Broker (Pocket PC 2003 and all Windows CE devices). InTheHand.Net.WebUtils provides a method to safely… Continue reading Mobile In The Hand 4.2 Released