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Smart Device Applications (How Do I in Visual Basic) 

This page links to help on widely used Visual Basic tasks for smart device applications. To view other categories of popular tasks covered in Help, see How Do I in Visual Basic.

How to: Create Device Applications Using Visual Basic or Visual C#

Describes creating managed projects for devices, which follows the same general process as creating projects for the desktop.

Walkthrough: Creating Windows Forms Applications for a Device

Demonstrates a simple Windows Forms application using either Visual Basic .NET or Visual C#, and then runs the application on a Pocket PC emulator.

Walkthrough: Hello World: A COM Interop Example for Smart Devices

Shows combining in one solution a simple COM object and a managed application.

How to: Change the Orientation and Resolution of Forms (Devices)

Shows how to change default orientation (rotation) properties; also applicable if you have installed an SDK in which these properties are incorrect or lacking.

How to: Add a Business Object as a Data Source (Devices)

Demonstrates adding a business object as a data source in your smart device projects.

How to: Create Parameterized Queries (Devices)

Describes creating parameterized queries; assumes you have a SQL Server Mobile database available in the Data Sources window.

How to: Create Master-Detail Applications (Devices)

Demonstrates Master-Detail applications; assumes you have a SQL Server Mobile database with table relationships available in the Data Sources window.

How to: Add a Web Service as a Data Source (Devices)

Shows how to add a Web service as a data source in your smart device projects.

How to: Add a SQL Server Database as a Data Source (Devices)

Shows how to use SQL Server databases as data sources in your managed device projects.

Walkthrough: Packaging a Smart Device Solution for Deployment

Demonstrates how to use Visual Studio 2005 to package your application and its resources into a CAB file so that it can be deployed to an end-user's smart device.

How to: Sign a Visual Basic or Visual C# Application (Devices)

Shows the steps for signing a managed device application.

Walkthrough: Authoring User Controls for Devices

Creates a control library and author a user control to put in it. Distinguishes a user control, a combination of Windows Forms controls in a single reusable unit, from a custom control, a control that requires UI or functionality not available through standard controls.

Differences Between Device And Desktop Debuggers

Describes the differences between Device debuggers, which support most of the same features that desktop debuggers support, with exceptions.

Walkthrough: Debugging a Windows Form

Demonstrates debugging a Windows form.

Walkthrough: Debugging a Web Form

Demonstrates debugging a Web form.

Walkthrough: Debugging an XML Web Service

Demonstrates debugging an XML Web Service.

Samples and Walkthroughs (Smart Device Projects)

These samples illustrate techniques used to solve various device programming challenges.

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