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  • I want to make UI framework that will work for newer version of Windows Mobile too. That should be like Iphone UI and also not any screen dependant.
    Friday, June 12, 2009 11:22 AM

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  • Hi,

    If you make any UI, It supports the newer versions as well when you stick few things. Like DOCK, Anchor, Screen Orintations,...

    Then it will not be dependent on screen resolutions and it works for the newer versions. but only the problem is, the newer versions may have very advanced UI but your UI may lack of it as it is designed earlier.

    Please let me know if my understanding is wrong.


    Regards,
    Malleswar
    Friday, June 12, 2009 12:45 PM
  • Yes you are right. As far as our UI is concerned that may lack, we will be using Factory pattern that will can also cover new enhaced UI's offerered in new devices. You simply have to change layouting only. Any way thanks very much for answer.
    Friday, June 12, 2009 12:51 PM
  • Malleswar makes some excellent points.

    If you just want to immitate the iPhone UI then you may want to see the following two articles
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/mobile/IPhoneUI.aspx
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/mobile/iPodTouchUI.aspx


    There's nothing special you need to do to make it compatible with both Windows Mobile 6.5 but as Malleswar points out by customizing the UI you may be blocking your UI from taking advantage of future enhancements to the control set.

    You may also want to take a look at this: Creating a Compelling UI for Windows Mobile and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework
    Joel Ivory Johnson
    Friday, June 12, 2009 1:22 PM
  • Yes you are right. I have already gone through these ones. These are very good classic links.The UI Framework of controls i am talking about helps you develop apps in very short time. Just requires your bussiness logic to implement and your app is ready. 
    As far as blocking advantage of future GUI is concern the UI framework will always be open for new upcoming charming GUI's support. UI Framewok design supports new GUI Enhancements and integrate in Framework.

    Here comes resuability. you will just change front cards layout for new one and every thing in ready. 
    Friday, June 12, 2009 4:58 PM
  • Hi,

    Check this web cast. Hope this helps you more.

    http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/detail/webcastdetails.aspx?seriesid=86&webcastid=5112


    Regards,
    Malleswar
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:24 AM