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Windows Mobile 2005 - first impressions
First thing I found very nice about new WCE is the Pocket Watson functionality. I wonder if it logs anywhere on device error reports which could be later imported to PC to quickly find crash address with stack call. I suppose it would be too good to be true, and as far as I see on the web, this feature only send reports to Microsoft. Another nice new thing I have spotted is that emulators for WinCe 2k5 will allow to run binaries compiled for device. This removes some project configuration management. ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:55 AM

My "dream work environment"
There are few points that my “dream work environment” have got to met. First and most important is fast to access and make changes. For example, currently I am using SharePoint server where I log my work events and update tasks progress. Actually I rarely do this because www interface to SP is slow and not very user friendly. For example updating progress for tasks requires me to change text file in changelog.txt style. I would also like my environment to easily integrate with Outlook ......

Posted On Monday, October 17, 2005 5:16 AM

Me and my bugs..
I just spent almost 8 hours searching for a bug that was causing my dialogs to open after quite lond period of time. This was really anoying. I have spoted that OnInitialDialog() finishes properly and I was expecting to see updated dialog right after this function finishes. The problem was that the modal dialog was repainting it self after around 5-6 seconds. I started with looking at DoModal(), I moved this function to my derived CDialog class and timed each function call. It appered that all was ......

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 11:14 PM

Welcome
It looks like I finally found some time to write my first entry here. Recently I do a lot of multiplatform GUI programming. By multiplatform I mean various windows systems - mainly wince and winxp. My latest work was writing custom drawn scrollbar that provides MFC CScrollBar functionality and also derives from it. At first it looked kind of tricky but eventually posed no major difficulties (both under PocketPc and WinXp). I hope to describe this procedure some day. Anyway it invloved responding ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:52 PM

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