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eMbedded Visual Basic: Windows CE and Pocket PC Mobile Applications [Paperback]

Christopher Tacke , Tim Bassett
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Nov. 7 2001 0672322773 978-0672322778 1

This book is an in-depth exploration into eVB's inherent features, and how to use them to solve likely mobile application programming tasks. After reading the book the reader will be able to write applications tackling a wide array of business problems for Windows CE-powered devices, both customized and for PocketPC and Handheld PC products. This book will help ease the transition into the language, and provide a reference for even more experienced developers.


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This book is an in-depth exploration into eVB's inherent features, and how to use them to solve likely mobile application programming tasks. After reading the book the reader will be able to write applications tackling a wide array of business problems for Windows CE-powered devices, both customized and for PocketPC and Handheld PC products. This book will help ease the transition into the language, and provide a reference for even more experienced developers.

About the Author

Christopher Tacke, MCSD, is an associate at Rubicon Technologies, Inc., in Reston, Virginia, as well as cofounder and president of Innovative Decision Support Systems, Inc. He has a bachelor's in geology from the University of Montana and a master's in project management from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Illinois. He has written software with uses ranging from text games on his Vic-20 to seismic data analysis to assembly-line automation, but now focuses largely on mobile computing programming, including Windows CE, Palm, and RIM. Chris lives with his wife, Erin, and their black Lab, Zoe, in Maryland.

Tim Bassett, MCSE, MCSD, MCT, MCP+Site Building, has more than eight years of experience as a lead programmer on many emerging technologies. He received a bachelor's in business administration, focused in management information systems, from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. As Mobile Application Group Manager at Rubicon Technologies, Inc., Tim was responsible for a large prercentage of Rubicon's research and development, as well as the training of Rubicon's associates. Currently Tim does independent consulting for mobile applications running on both Windows CE and Palm OS. He lives with his wife, Cori, in Washington D.C.

You can contact Chris via e-mail at ctacke@innovativedss.com. Tim Bassett can be contacted via pocketpcbook@yahoo.com. Be aware, though, that we get a whole lot of e-mail in a day and although we try to read and answer them all, responses may not always be quick. If you're looking for technical help on a problem, we highly recommend searching the archive of and posting to developer community Web sites, newsgroups, and listservers.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Great starter book Jan. 15 2003
Format:Paperback
This book was really helpful when I was first getting up to speed on Embedded Visual Basic development. The chapter discussing what could be done in VB but not in EVB was very useful. The samples in the book are useful.
Once you have a good grasp of EVB though this book seems to be lacking the more advanced issues you'll run into. It doesn't cover near enough of the API calls and how to use them in EVB. It doesn't talk about building an install. It doesn't discuss the remote API. It doesn't discuss tricks on how to get your application working across different platforms.
If you're getting started check this book out, if you've been programming for awhile and need a good reference book on all topics look elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great eVB coverage! July 13 2002
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this well-written book on eMbedded Visual Basic. I particularly liked the chapter on SQL Server CE. The reader is well-served by the clear implementation of a complicated feature like SQL Server Replication. The author leaves no stone unturned in his coverage of POOM development. This book is a must-read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great starter book Jan. 15 2003
By Chad Biggerstaff - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was really helpful when I was first getting up to speed on Embedded Visual Basic development. The chapter discussing what could be done in VB but not in EVB was very useful. The samples in the book are useful.
Once you have a good grasp of EVB though this book seems to be lacking the more advanced issues you'll run into. It doesn't cover near enough of the API calls and how to use them in EVB. It doesn't talk about building an install. It doesn't discuss the remote API. It doesn't discuss tricks on how to get your application working across different platforms.
If you're getting started check this book out, if you've been programming for awhile and need a good reference book on all topics look elsewhere.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read. Nov. 21 2013
By DarrellB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this some time ago. I was very helpful. I wrote several of my VB 6 apps for my Win CE units (MP900 and HX4700).
The book was helpful as I was learning to use Win CE.
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great eVB coverage! July 13 2002
By Rob Tiffany - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this well-written book on eMbedded Visual Basic. I particularly liked the chapter on SQL Server CE. The reader is well-served by the clear implementation of a complicated feature like SQL Server Replication. The author leaves no stone unturned in his coverage of POOM development. This book is a must-read!
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