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I'm back..

After 2 months travelling in Europe through 7 countries, I'm slowly getting back online.

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.NET and .NET CF

 Make .NET CF the same as desktop .NET

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Windows PADS

Windows Pads .. Windows 7,  CPUs, Windows CE, Windows Embedded Standard 7

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Windows Embedded CE 6 (R3): Arm Emulator OS Build Error atls.lib

Error Message:

NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don't know how to make C:\WINCE600\OSDesigns\OSDesign1\OSDesign1\Wince600\DeviceEmulator_ARMV4I\cesysgen\oak\lib\ARMV4I\retail\atls.lib' 
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Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh

The Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP refresh is available.  This is the CTP for Visual Studio 2010 RTM. Blog: Download:   Whilst there have have been some API changes/updates and a new phone emulator, tis version of the tools is meant for use with the release RTM version of of Visual Studio 2010. I had installed VS 2010 Ultimate so I downloaded and installed it.  It install with a link to download the Express version of VS 2010, so if you want you can use this get started with VS 2010.  The note indicate that the emulator can be used without VS. Application programming context is Silverlight.  I created a simple HelloWorld app:  Button Press gives date-time in textbox.  See below.   From my other blog (March 22), some notes about Windows Phone ...

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Mobile Space Buying and Takeover Desires .. Palm and ARM

HP is purchasing Palm. Apple wants ARM HP-Palm(-Compaq) There has been rumours for a while of suitors wanting to get their hands on Palm, including HTC.   HTC evidently backed away from it and HP has won out. Palm took over from the Apple Newton in being a mobile personal organiser with some mobile phone network connectivity and PIM  synchronisation but have lost market share to other phone companies. HP were big with Windows PDAs in the days before Windows Phones with the Compaq iPaq.. Actually Compaq were big with it until HP took them over/merged(??)  and then it was sidelined. I have had a few of these, they were how I started in Windows CE. .. I also had a HP  Jornada 820, a great device for its time and a forerunner to Netbook concept in terms of functionality by about 6 years .. b ...

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LCD Screens and Touch

About Smartphones typically have an LCD graphical screen with touch input.  Touch is used to take user input via windows controls such as menus and command buttons.  A SIP (Software Input Panel) may also be used am on-screen keyboard.  Alternatively, some phones use a small physical keyboard.  Some use both.  Most touchscreens are single input, that is only one point of contact can be deciphered.  Multitouch is becoming a required feature.  Multitouch allows not only simple zoom and rotation of images, it allows quite complexes gestures.  Windows 7 supports Multitouch with suitable hardware.  A touchscreen has two uses.  One is as a pointing devices, that is as a mouse.  The other is to action gestures such as click, double click etc,  It can be used with a finger or stylus. Windows CE can support an LCD panel with a touchscreen; it has for many versions.  Windows CE 6 R3 supports single finger gestures.  My HTC phone (HTC HD2) support ...

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embedded Spark 2010 Challenge: End of Round 2

I got my entry in with about 24 hours to spare: Twenty two entries were posted by the cut-off out of 75 in round 2.  Three now get chosen to present at ESC in Silicon Valley later this month. Being the Easter break (we have a 4 day weekend break over Easter: Friday to Monday) we were due to take a short vacation in the country but had to that delay that so that I could submit before leaving.  I had to quickly learn how to post a video on Youtube.  I used my phone to record some material, then edited it with Moviemaker.  I had to subscribe to a video converter because the phone’3G video format needed changing. My main implementation issue was that I only got the LVDS LCD panel at the last moment and discovered that I hadn’t ordered the touch screen version; and it required 12V that wasn’t available in the kit.  I wrote about these in the report and will blog all of this.  I got the touch panel tod ...

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embedded SPARK 2010 Challenge: Development Machine Setup

2010 embeddedSPARK - Development machine setup

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