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CoDe Magazine - 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC


This issue covers development on Tablet PCs and mobile WIndows PCs

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Complete List of Tablet PC and Mobile PC Articles by CODE


  • Adapting Existing Applications to Work on UMPCs

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704072
    The Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC) presents a new opportunity for existing applications to extend their potential audience. Microsoft® Windows® desktop applications can mobilize onto the UMPC platform, providing users with desktop functionality while on the move. Windows Mobile™ device applications can take advantage of the larger screen size and storage space of the UMPC to extend the application capabilities.

  • The Proper Developer Environments for Mobile PC, Tablet PC, and Ultra-Mobile PC Applications

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704062
    When Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition appeared in 2002, developers were sometimes confused about whether to write code on a Tablet PC or if it were possible to develop Tablet PC applications on existing desktop computers.The solution turned out to be fairly straightforward, if less than intuitive. However, with the addition of Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPCs), multiple releases of the Tablet and Touch Technology API, and now the Windows Vista™ operating system, this question arises again: What do you need to do to set up your developer environment and create applications for these form factors?

  • Windows Vista Mobility: Why Should You Care?

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704052
    “Why should I upgrade to Windows Vista™?” is the single most-asked question I get at work these days. Curiosity is driving a lot of folks towards this latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft. What’s new? What does it do? What’s in it for me? Everyone wants to know what’s so special about it and if it is worth it. “How much time do you have right now?” is usually my first reply, closely followed by, “Do you have a laptop?”

  • Developing Windows Vista Applications for the Ultra-Mobile PC (UMPC)

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704042
    Growing up in the 80s, two of the concepts that drew me in to computer science were computers that were small enough to take with you (called “Luggables” then) and displays that were thin enough to hang on a wall.Technology has come a long way in that time-and the Ultra-Mobile class of personal computers that run the Windows Vista™ operating system is a great example of that progress. So what is a UMPC and why would I be interested in writing an application that is optimized for it?

  • How to Be Where Your Customer Wants to Be

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704032
    We all know that applications have evolved, and not just towards Web deployment, .NET Framework development, and mash-up functionality.

  • Welcome from the Mobile and Tailored Platforms Group

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704022
    Welcome to our second CoDe Focus issue on mobile PC development.

  • Being Ultra-Mobile

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704012
    CoDe Focus Mobile Editorial by Markus Egger

  • Exploring Tablet PC Application Deployment

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704152
    You have decided to take the plunge and create a Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition operating system-aware application. This decision comes with a new set of requirements when it comes to enabling Tablet PC-specific features and deployment of your application. This article will take you through the process of creating a Tablet PC-aware application and deploying it in the enterprise.

  • Tablet PC Input Panel Programmability

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704142
    Most applications will require some form of text input. By using the ITextInputPanel API you can optimize the pen text-input experience on Tablet PCs.If you have ever used a Tablet PC, you have most likely used Tablet PC Input Panel. Input Panel is the handwriting input tool that lies on top of your application so that you can insert handwritten text into any non-ink enabled Microsoft® Windows® control. Using Input Panel programmability is a great way to ensure that Input Panel provides the best possible pen input user experience in your application.

  • SideShow Development in Depth

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704132
    Providing access to information on your PC without having to boot the PC is one of the goals of Windows SideShow™.Windows SideShow device technology consists of a separate screen, CPU, and memory that you can use to view this information. The devices range from displays on the back of laptop lids to remote controls to credit-card sized screens you can put in your pocket. This article will explain how your applications can provide information on a Windows SideShow device.

  • Exploring Ink Analysis

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704112
    The Tablet PC SDK makes it easy to incorporate digital ink and handwriting analysis into applications; and now the InkAnalysis API (available in Windows Vista™ as well as downlevel to the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system through a redistributable) takes it one step further.Actually, the InkAnalysis API exposes some of the lower-level functions that make handwriting recognition possible. It also exposes some functionality that can improve recognition results, support shapes, alternative recognition results, and spatial analysis. In this article, I will take a deeper look into what goes on behind the scenes and how to take advantage of the tablet team’s hard work.

  • Basics of Ink in Windows Presentation Foundation

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704102
    Ink is a first-class citizen in the next generation of Microsoft® Windows® user interfaces.Microsoft built ink functionality into all versions of the Microsoft Windows Vista™ operating system, and the new Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) makes it easy to ink-enable your applications. Even using ink over moving video is easy in WPF!

  • Inking in ASP.NET 2.0, AJAX, and IE7

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704092
    In the past year, new technologies from Microsoft have changed how we can add ink to Web sites and the change is definitely for the better!

  • Introduction to Windows Touch Technology in Windows Vista

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2007 - Vol. 4 - Issue 2 - Mobility
    Release Date: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Quick ID: 0704082
    I think we’re making progress toward the goal of bending computers to conform to human factors rather than bending my human factors to conform to the way computers accept input.Ultimately, our brains will be plugged directly into “the grid,” but until then, users still have to learn how to type, control a mouse, and press buttons in certain sequences. The arrival of the Windows Vista™ operating system with Microsoft® Windows® Tablet and Touch Technology is another step toward really natural computing.

  • What's The Resolution?

    Magazine/Issue: Online CoDe Magazine, Publisher's Point
    Release Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
    Quick ID: 060083
    Markus Egger discusses screen resolutions.

  • Power To The People

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512102
    It’s the responsibility of the developer to ensure the best user experience for the increasing number of mobile PCs being bought and used.Every activity your application carries out can affect the power consumption of any computer. This article will help you understand the critical role your software can play in helping increase battery life and provide some places for you to get started.

  • Unveiling Windows SideShow

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512122
    Windows SideShow enables users to use PCs even when they are turned off.SideShow allows users to remotely control PCs and servers. It allows PCs to create interactive output on devices other than monitors so users can view useful data stored on their PCs when they are away from it. It enables users to interact with their PCs in scenarios that would previously have been very cumbersome, and allows for the creation of secondary display and interaction devices that would previously have been cost-prohibitive.

  • Into the Future

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512131
    Tablet PC and Mobile PC development is very popular today, and it will get more popular and important in the future.For Mobile PC developers, there are significant changes coming in the near future, some in the Windows XP timeframe, others in Windows Vista. This article provides an overview over what’s on the drawing board or already available in technology preview builds.

  • The Modern World of Mobility

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512012
    Rod Paddock - Editorial for Tablet PC 2006

  • Welcome Letter from the Tablet PC Team

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512022
    Tablet PC Team Welcome Letter Jan 06

  • Introduction to Tablet PC Development

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512032
    If you are familiar with development on PCs using Microsoft’s tools, you know most of what you need to develop for Tablet PCs.The main addition in the Tablet PC development arena is that of Digital Ink and the features that go along with it, such as Ink collection, Ink management, and Ink recognition. There are also a few minor additional things, such as new user interface considerations and screen operation in portrait mode.

  • Ink Recognition and Ink Analysis

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512042
    Being able to take handwritten notes or annotations is nice, but the real power of Tablet PCs comes from the ability to analyze and recognize digital Ink.Recognition of handwriting is important as it allows for the conversion of digital Ink into standard text strings. Ink analysis takes the concept a step further and adds spatial interpretation to the mix to apply further semantics. Gesture recognition enables the user to trigger real-time actions.

  • Get Control and Performance with the Real Time Stylus API

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512052
    Standard Ink collection is incredibly easy using the Tablet PC SDK.For scenarios that require more control or non-default behavior, default Ink collection may not be the best choice. The Real Time Stylus API provides lower-level, higher performance access to stylus input, making this the API of choice for power-developers.Standard Ink collection is incredibly easy using the Tablet PC SDK.For scenarios that require more control or non-default behavior, default Ink collection may not be the best choice. The Real Time Stylus API provides lower-level, higher performance access to stylus input, making this the API of choice for power-developers.

  • Ink on the Web

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512062
    One of the more interesting and challenging places to use Ink is in Web applications. Did I say Web applications?Yes, in fact, I did. But how can this technology, which is dependent on the physical relationship between the stylus, the digitizer, and the operating system, work over the Internet?

  • Ink And The Database

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Friday, December 30, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512072
    Unless your battery is really, really good, you’ll eventually want to store your Ink.In some situations, simple file storage or XML serialization is sufficient for your needs, but in the majority of business applications, you’ll want to move Ink into and out of a relational database. Here’s how.

  • Data Access for Partially Connected Applications

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Sunday, December 18, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512112
    In all but the simplest applications, data is stored in a central location and accessed over a network.However, in many scenarios, distributed applications can not assume a certain kind of network connection, both in terms of performance and reliability. In scenarios where users access their applications on mobile PCs, network connections may not be available at all. This introduces relatively complex data access scenarios with which modern applications need to cope.

  • Scaling and Hit-Testing in Ink Applications

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Sunday, December 18, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512082
    In addition to recognition of text and similar capabilities, Ink can also be used for annotation and markup of images. Medical and insurance applications are typical examples in which allowing users to mark up images can be a valuable form of input.

  • Know Your Networks

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Focus Magazine, 2005 - Vol. 3 - Issue 1 - Tablet PC and Mobile PC
    Release Date: Sunday, December 18, 2005
    Quick ID: 0512092
    The sometimes connected nature of computers means that we need to build software to work smoothly as networks connect and disconnect.This article shows how you can build network-aware software using the Network Location Awareness APIs.

  • CoDe Talks: Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Magazine, 2004 - November/December
    Release Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2004
    Quick ID: 0411021
    Markus Egger interviews Steve Ballmer

  • Do You Think In Ink?

    Magazine/Issue: Online CoDe Magazine, Publisher's Point
    Release Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
    Quick ID: 040034
    Markus Egger talks about TabletPC development.

  • Creating Tablet PC Applications with VS .NET

    Magazine/Issue: CoDe Magazine, 2003 - September/October
    Release Date: Monday, September 01, 2003
    Quick ID: 0309041
    In the Fall of 2002, Microsoft introduced Tablet PCs based on the popular Windows XP operating system.By default, this new platform includes applications with special Tablet PC features enabled, such as Ink Input and Pen-based operation. In order for this platform to become truly popular, third-party vendors will also have to ink-enable their applications. Luckily, this is a pretty straightforward task.

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