Course 6067A: Developing Native Applications for Windows Mobile 6

Type: Course
Audience(s):Developers
Technology:Programming Languages
Level:300
This Revision:A
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:2 days
Language(s):English, Chinese (Simplified), German, Spanish

First published:

03 January 2008
Overview
About this course
Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.
This two-day instructor-led course teaches experienced Visual C++ and Win32 developers the skills required to successfully develop native (Visual C++/Win32 API) applications on the Windows Mobile 6 platform. This course focuses on the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment, .NET Compact Framework 2.0, and the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 SDK.
Audience profile
The target audience for this course is experienced Visual C++ and Win32 developers who already have programming experience in Visual C++ and Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio .NET, or eMbedded Visual C++. These developers are likely to develop enterprise business solutions.
At course completion
  • Create a Windows Forms application by using the new features of Windows Mobile 6.
  • Create a Windows Mobile 6 application that uses a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database.
  • Build an application that detects network availability and queues Web service calls until a network is available.
  • Implement application security features in Windows Mobile 6.
  • Enhance an application by using multimedia and location-aware capabilities.
  • Create a digitally-signed Cab file.
Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introduction to Native 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.
Lessons
  • Overview of Windows Mobile 6
  • Introduction to Application Development
Lab : Creating Native Applications for Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Windows Mobile 6 StandardLab : Developing an Adaptable User Interface (UI) for a Windows Mobile 6-Based Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the new features in Windows Mobile 6.
  • Create a native application for Windows Mobile 6 Professional and Windows Mobile 6 Standard.
  • Build applications that adapt layout to suit different screen resolutions and screen orientations.
Module 2: 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.
Lessons
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition
  • Creating SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Databases and Tables in Visual Studio 2005
  • Storing and Retrieving Data in a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Database
Lab : Creating a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition DatabaseLab : Storing and Retrieving Data in a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Database
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Determine whether SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition meets their data storage requirements for a Windows Mobile application.
  • Design a SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database by using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Store and retrieve data in SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition databases.
Module 3: 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.
Lessons
  • Detecting Network Connection Availability
  • Transmitting Data in a Loosely Connected Application
Lab : Detecting Network Connection AvailabilityLab : Calling Web Services in a Loosely Connected Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Build applications that detect network availability.
  • Describe the options for transmitting data in a loosely connected application, and implement a solution that queues Web service calls until a network connection is available.
Module 4: Planning and Implementing Device and Application Security
This module describes how to identify security vulnerabilities and implement application security features to protect data.
Lessons
  • Identifying Security Threats and Counter-Measures for Windows Mobile 6-Based Applications
  • Implementing Application Security Features to Protect Data
Lab : Planning and Implementing Device and Application Security
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify security vulnerabilities in Windows Mobile 6 applications.
  • Implement application security features to protect services, data, and messages from unauthorized access.
Module 5: 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.
Lessons
  • Enhancing Windows Mobile 6-Based Applications with Multimedia
  • Creating Location-Aware Applications
Lab : Incorporating Media and Location-Aware Capabilities into an Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Build applications that incorporate multimedia capabilities.
  • Build applications that can use GPS data to provide location-aware features.
Module 6: Packaging and Deploying Windows Mobile Applications
This module explains how to package and deploy Windows Mobile applications.
Lessons
  • 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Build a CAB file for an application by using Visual Studio 2005.
  • Sign a CAB file by using a digital signature.
Prerequisites
Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Three or four years of professional experience programming with Visual C++. Students must be familiar with developing MFC and COM applications for Windows desktop or Windows Mobile.
  • Prior experience of developing applications using Visual Studio .NET, Visual Studio 2005, or eMbedded Visual C++.
  • Previous experience of developing Windows Mobile applications is suggested, but not essential. Students with prior experience of developing mobile applications will achieve the most from this course, although beginners to mobile application development will be able to complete the course.
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