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Developing Managed Applications for Microsoft Windows Mobile 6
(Microsoft Training Course: 6066) - 3 days - £1700 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course teaches experienced developers the skills required to successfully develop managed (Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0) applications on the Windows Mobile 6.0 platform. It is intended for experienced developers who already have programming experience in Visual C# or Visual Basic and Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to .NET Application Development for Windows Mobile 6
  2. Developing Adaptable Applications for Different Device Capabilities
  3. Creating a Local Data Store by Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
  4. Synchronizing SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition with SQL Server 2005
  5. Developing Loosely Connected Windows Mobile Applications
  6. Planning and Implementing Device and Application Security
  7. Enhancing Windows Mobile 6-based Applications with Multimedia and Location-aware Capabilities
  8. Integrating Applications With Office Mobile
  9. Packaging and Deploying Applications


Module 1: Introduction to .NET Application Development for Windows Mobile 6
  • This module provides an overview of the Windows Mobile 6 platform and mobile application development by using Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Compact Framework 2.0.
  • Overview of Windows Mobile 6
  • Introduction to Managed Application Development
  • Lab: Creating Windows Forms Applications for Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Windows Mobile 6 Standard
Skills
  • Describe the new features in Windows Mobile 6.
  • Create a Windows Forms application for Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Windows Mobile 6 Standard.
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Module 2: Developing Adaptable Applications for Different Device Capabilities
  • This module explains how to develop adaptable applications for mobile devices with different screen designs and hardware capabilities.
  • Implementing Resolution-Aware and Orientation-Aware Applications
  • Handling User Input
  • Designing a Single Application for Multiple Platforms
  • Lab: Developing an Adaptable User Interface for a Windows Mobile 6-Based Application
Skills
  • Build applications that adapt to different screen resolutions and screen orientation.
  • Build applications that accept user input through a keyboard or the soft input panel.
  • Design a single application to operate on devices with different hardware capabilities.
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Module 3: Creating a Local Data Store by Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
  • This module explains how to create a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database and store and retrieve data in the database.
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
  • Designing SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Databases in Visual Studio 2005
  • Accessing Data In SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Databases
  • Lab: Creating a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Database
  • Lab: Storing and Retrieving Data in a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Database
Skills
  • Determine whether SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition meets their data storage needs.
  • Design a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database by using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Store and retrieve data in SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition databases.
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Module 4: Synchronizing SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition with SQL Server 2005
  • This module explains how to configure the server-side components for replication and then program the device for replication.
  • Configuring Replication in SQL Server 2005
  • Synchronizing Data Between SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and SQL Server 2005 by Using Merge Replication
  • Lab: Synchronizing data between SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and SQL Server 2005 using replication
Skills
  • List the options for replicating data from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
  • Describe how to configure replication in SQL Server 2005.
  • Explain how to configure Web synchronization.
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Module 5: Developing Loosely Connected Windows Mobile Applications
  • This module describes how to detect network connection availability and queue Web service calls until a network is available.
  • Detecting Network Connection Availability
  • Calling Web Services In a Loosely-Connected Application
  • Lab: Detecting Network Connection Availability
  • Lab: Calling Web Service Using the Disconnected Service Agent
Skills
  • Build applications that detect network availability.
  • Implement a solution that queues Web Service calls until a network is available.
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Module 6: Planning and Implementing Device and Application Security
  • This module describes how to identify security vulnerabilities and implement application security features to protect data.
  • Identifying Security Threats and Counter-Measures for Windows Mobile 6-Based Applications
  • Implementing Application Security Features
  • Lab: Implementing Application Security Features
Skills
  • Identify security vulnerabilities for an application that runs on a Windows Mobile 6 device.
  • Implement application security features to protect data stored on the device from unauthorized access.
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Module 7: Enhancing Windows Mobile 6-based Applications with Multimedia and Location-aware Capabilities
  • This module explains how to accept ink input, play sounds, and write programs that read data from a GPS receiver.
  • Enhancing Windows Mobile 6-Based Applications with Multimedia
  • Creating Location-Aware Applications
  • Lab: Incorporating Media and Location-Aware Capabilities Into An Application
Skills
  • Accept ink input and play sounds in their applications.
  • Write programs that read data from a GPS receiver.
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Module 8: Integrating Applications With Office Mobile
  • This module describes how to program Office Mobile features, implement messages and emails, and make a telephone call.
  • Accessing Office Mobile Entities from an Application
  • Lab: Making Voice Calls to Outlook Mobile Contacts
Skills
  • Interact with Office Mobile functionality from a Windows Mobile application.
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Module 9: Packaging and Deploying Applications
  • This module explains how to package and deploy Windows Mobile applications.
  • Building a Cab File for an Application by Using Visual Studio 2005
  • Applying a Digital Signature to a Cab File
  • Lab: Building, Signing and Deploying a CAB file for a Windows Mobile 6 Application
Skills
  • Build a Cab file for a Visual Studio 2005 application.
  • Apply a digital signature to a Cab file.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Professional experience programming with Visual C# or Visual Basic.
  • Familiarity with developing managed applications for Windows desktop or Windows Mobile.
  • Experience of developing applications using Visual Studio .NET or Visual Studio 2005.
  • Experience of developing Windows Mobile applications is suggested, but not essential.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to create a Windows Forms application by using the new features of Windows Mobile 6; build an application that adapts to different hardware capabilities; create a Windows Mobile 6 application that uses a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database; synchronize data between SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and SQL Server 2005 by using replication; build an application that detects network availability and queues Web service calls; implement application security features in Windows Mobile 6; enhance an application by using multimedia and location-aware capabilities; implement Office Mobile functionality in an application; create a digitally-signed Cab file.