Friday, September 14, 2007

Registration Closed - 20-21 Sep 2007 Windows Mobile 5.0 Programming Course

Due to overwhelming response, the registration for the 20-21 Sep run of the Windows Mobile 5.0 Programming course is now closed. The next run for this course would be in Dec 2007. Details as follows:

5th Dec 2007 (Wed) - Windows Mobile 6 Standard (Smartphone) Programming
6th and 7th Dec 2007 (Thurs, Fri) - Windows Mobile 5.0 Programming using the .NET Compact Framework 2.0

For more details about the two courses, download the brochures and application forms here. As usual, please register early in order to enjoy the early-bird discount!

Creating a Windows Mobile Wireless Remote PowerPoint Clicker

Imagine giving a presentation from your cellphone! Learn how to write a PowerPoint clicker application for your Bluetooth-enabled Windows Mobile device.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Course - Developing Rich Interactive Applications (RIA) using Microsoft Silverlight

Want to learn Silverlight but are confused by all the various tools and technologies available? In this 2-day course, learn how the various tools and technologies like XAML, Visual Studio 2008, Expression Blend 2, Silverlight runtime, etc, work together. Packed with intensive hands-on labs, you will be on your way to developing cool Silverlight applications for your web site upon completing the course. Download the registration form here.

Course Date: 13-14 Dec 2007
Fee: S$598 (Early-Bird). S$798 (Usual).

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Get Started with Silverlight Using Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 2

The Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in enables developers to host Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), which feature animation, vector graphics, and video playback. Find out how to get started with Silverlight, and get a feel for how this new type of development works.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Developing a File Explorer for the Smartphone Using the .NET Compact Framework

This was an article I wrote for Pocket PC Magazine's (now known as Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine) January 2005 issue. At that time, the version of Smartphone was 2003 and it did not come with a File Explorer. My article aimed to fill that void by showing readers how to build one themselves. And now that the latest version of Windows Mobile 6 Standard (aka Smartphone) comes with File Explorer, that article seems a bit redundant. Nevertheless, if you want to build a Windows-style Explorer, you can still gain something from my article. Additionally, this article is also useful for those of you wanting to know how to use the Treeview control to display hierarchical data.

Here is the synopsis of that article:

"Unlike the Pocket PC, the Smartphone 2003 platform does not come with a File Explorer for users to view the folders (and files) on the phone. This is perhaps due to the fact that Microsoft does not see the need for users to do this. However, it is often useful for developers to be able to view the directory structure of a Smartphone so that they can decide on which folders to use to store their applications and files. In this article, I will demonstrate how you can build a File Explorer for your Smartphone using the .NET Compact Framework. You will need to have Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the Smartphone 2003 SDK to do this. "