With the growing popularity of the Windows CE platform, writing small, efficient applications is once again crucial. Doug Boling's Programming Microsoft Windows CE shows experienced Windows C programmers how to write lean-and-mean software for today's hand-held PCs.
After a quick introduction, this text moves to a basic Windows CE program written in C. Throughout the book, the author provides detailed technical knowledge of both the Window CE platform and C API. He covers basic graphics programming, including bitmaps, fonts, and basic Graphical Device Interface (GDI) functions, and then moves the tour of Windows CE to input, whether through a keyboard, stylus, or mouse. Sections on control and dialog-box programming show what's different about the more restricted Windows CE platform compared to ordinary Win32 programming.
The second half of the book presents some excellent information on issues specific to the Windows CE platform, including memory management, its new file system, and new database APIs. A thorough tour of Windows CE communications (whether over the Internet via sockets or infrared ports) will benefit every potential developer. So will the material on the Registry, installing Windows CE applications from desktops, and coordinating work between multiple threads and processes.
The book finishes with some strategies for cooperating with the Windows CE shell so that your programs are better integrated. --Richard Dragan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This book gives very, very little insite to anyone actually interested in using eMbedded Visual C++ to write in the Windows CE environment. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003
I bought the first edition right before the second edition came out. The second one has a lot more coverage of more contemporary topics and I liked it a lot better. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2003 by William G. Ryan
The book might be a really good book, but I wouldn't know! I did not receive a CD KEY with the install programs. I guess I can look at the pictures.Published on Sept. 11 2003 by Upset
I have been looking and looking for a Windows CE book that covers development with Embedded VC++. I have only been able to read through it for the past couple of days but it is... Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by Dennis White
Doug has put together the best CE book I have seen so far. This book explains many tricky points in programming for CE. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2000 by Cynthia C. Kerns
It covers only the previous versions of WinCE. The programming style is quite similar with good old Win 3.1 programming. It covers neither ActiveSync nor MFC. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2000 by Michael ENGELMANN
Of all the books I looked at for Windows CE programming, this was by far the best. If you've read Petzold's Programming Windows, you'll feel right at home. Read morePublished on May 25 1999
Most of this book follows the model of Charles Petzold's "Programming Windows" series. Most of the emphasis on specific Windows CE topics is on areas of control and UI... Read morePublished on May 19 1999
Doug's book is professional, clear and easy to follow through excellent examples and plentiful sample source code. Read morePublished on May 14 1999 by Rob Wehrli