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NETCF Windows Mobile

Retrieve IMEI Through TAPI

Earlier I posted to the newsgroup a description of using Alex Feinman‘s Tapi Wrapper to retrieve the IMEI of the phone device. When I checked again, the specific required method is not included in the wrapper, however as Alex has made the line handles accessible it’s easy to tag functionality onto the library without re-inventing […]

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Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile 5.0 “Old Skool” Start Menu

Personally I like the new icons based start menu in Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone, however some people have asked if it’s possible to revert to the old list view. The answer is yes, via a simple registry tweak. For this I’m using the Remote Registry Editor from VS2005. Locate the key HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftShellStartMenu Change the value […]

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Windows Mobile Managed APIs Diagram

During his session at MEDC, Robert Levy handed out copies of a cool class library diagram for the new Windows Mobile 5.0 managed APIs, thanks to Robert for allowing me to post the diagram here – simply print to a large sheet of paper and enjoy 🙂 WM5APIs.gif (242.62 KB)

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Windows Mobile 5.0 Managed APIs

The much anticipated update to Windows Mobile has been announced by Bill Gates this morning. This new platform will be the first platform from Microsoft to include device specific managed APIs in ROM (separate from the .NET Compact Framework itself). These allow access to configuration, telephony, pocket outlook etc from managed code. But what about […]

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The great Media Player 10 Automation Challenge!

Media Player 10 is the first device version to have an automation model. Previous versions could be controlled via some undocumented windows messages but that was about it. The Media Player 10 Mobile object model is COM based, so you can’t use it directly from .NETCF v1.0. I set about creating a wrapper months ago […]

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Windows Mobile

Open individual documents on Pocket PC

The built in applications in Pocket PC follow a familiar model with a DocumentList screen listing files of that type, and then an “editor” screen for working with an individual document. If you launch a specific document programmatically it will open direct to that document, but when you close the app will continue to run […]