"If you're interested in developing for this burgeoning platform, there is no one better able to get you up-to-speed.”
–From the Foreword by Rob Tiffany, mobility architect, Microsoft
Completely revised and updated for .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5, Visual Studio 2008, and Windows Mobile Smart Phones, Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5, Second Edition, teaches you how to write highly effective applications for handheld wireless devices with small screens, limited memory, and finite battery life.
This book is the definitive tutorial and reference for the .NET Compact Framework and Windows Mobile. If you’re interested in developing for this burgeoning platform, there is no one better able to get you up to speed than industry veterans, master programmers, and teachers Paul Yao and David Durant.
With this book you will learn how to
Use each of the ten API sets available for Windows Mobile; when to use each; and, especially, when to use Win32 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5
Write programs that make the most of a Windows Mobile device’s limited battery life
Efficiently invoke Win32 APIs from the .NET Compact Framework
Write exceptional, data-driven applications using data binding and .NET controls
Manage device data with the object store, file I/O, and the registry
Work with databases using ADO.NET and LINQ
Synchronize mobile data with remote databases and the remote API
Make a mobile device work with the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Create graphical output on Windows Mobile devices
If you want to learn Windows Mobile development but only have limited experience with the .NET Framework, this is the only book you need.