Create Compatible User Interfaces

Windows Mobile 6.5

This section contains information about how to create user interfaces (UIs) for Windows Mobile applications, so that the UI looks good and functions well on Windows Mobile devices that use different display hardware and operating system versions.

General UI Strategies

Contains general guidance for creating a compatible UI.

Fonts and Text Sizes

Describes methods for discovering the user-selected text size for a device.

User Interface Colors

Describes methods for determining the color of UI elements for the current theme.

Soft Key Compatibility

Provides tips for creating consistent soft key menus.

Compatible Icons

Discusses the various icon sizes supported by Windows Mobile devices.

Avoid Bitmaps in User Interfaces

Discusses problems associated with using bitmap images in user interfaces.

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The Windows Mobile Developer Wiki, Application Compatibility page.

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