Pearson Education INC .NET COMPACT FRAMEWORK Product Details
The one book all Visual Basic .NET developers will need on the .NET Compact Framework
^^ Paul Yao is acclaimed as the best writer on the .NET Compact Framework (CF)
^^ Practical, code-rich tutorial for experienced programmers wishing to transfer their skills to smart devices
^^ Covers topics not found in other books, such as controls, data handling, graphics, and ActiveSync
^^ Microsoft is pushing the Compact Framework very heavily
It is no secret that Microsoft wishes its software to become as ubiquitous on the new generation of smart devices such as PDAs and cell phones as Windows and Office are on desktop computers. The key to this strategy is the .NET Compact Framework (CF), a subset of the .NET Framework designed to run on smart devices. .NET Compact Framework Programming with Visual Basic .NET is the only complete, authoritative guide to the CF for Visual Basic .NET programmers. It explores the differences between the standard framework and the CF, shows how to use the Win32 API, and explains specialized tools for particular machines and functions. The authors wrote the first book on Windows programming back in 1986, and have continued on the cutting edge of Microsoft technology ever since. They are the CF columnists for MSDN Magazine, and are commonly acknowledged to be the best authors writing on the CF today. They are also doing a version of this book for C# developers. Yao and Durant have done for the CF what Fritz Onion has done for ASP.NET and Chris Sells for Windows Forms: produced an immensely practical, well-written, definitive, second-generation book on a key .NET technology.