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Book excerpt: Creating graphical output using the .NET Compact Framework

This chapter shows how to take advantage of the graphics capabilities of the .NET Compact Framework, providing opportunities to build far richer user interface client-tier applications than any traditional HTML-based application could ever do.

.NET Compact Framework Programming with C# shows developers how their existing skills and code bases to create applications for the Pocket PC 2003 and other mobile devices. Authors Paul Yao and David Durant cover topics such as the differences between the standard .NET Framework and the .NET Compact Framework, programming with ADO.NET data classes, data binding with the DataGrid controls and using the WinForms Designer to build custom controls.

Chapter 15, .NET Compact Framework Graphics, first shows C# developers how to leverage the 85 or so graphical functions in Windows CE and the six namespaces in the .NET Compact Framework that support those graphical output classes. Then it demonstrates how to draw text, raster and vector graphics on the display screen. The chapter ends with instructions for building a sample application.

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Excerpted from .NET Compact Framework Programming with C# (ISBN: 0321174038) by Paul Yao and David Durant. Published as part of the Microsoft .NET Development Series.

Copyright © 2004. Published by Addison-Wesley Professional, and available at your favorite book seller. Reprinted with permission.

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