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.NET Compact Framework doesnt provide builtin double buffering for forms. In case you have multiple custom drawn user controls on a form, loading will mostly show flickr. Overriding OnPaint and drawing the form and its child controls to an offscreen bitmap before putting it out to actual display is expected to solve this. But, once a child control is added to another container control, overriding OnPaint of the parent container control doesnt allow you to paint the child as the child's client rect is clipped out from the graphics object passed to parent's OnPaint. The solution to this problem is to avoid adding the custom user control to the forms. Instead, maintain your own list of such controls. Form's constructor should make these changes. //this.Controls.Add(customControl); //don't do this control_list.Add(customControl); //control_list is Forms own custom list for... (more)

Six Advantages of Using a Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management Solution

Traditionally mobile device managament has been done using On-Premise solutions. Recently there has been a shift in how companies especially small and medium sized ones manage their mobile device population. Following are a few advantages of using a cloud-based mobile device management solution instead of an On-Premise solution: Zero Setup time: Since the solution is available on the cloud there would be no or a little setup time requirements. And most of the initial setup will be done by the service provider. Zero setup cost: IT departments are always under budget constraints. A... (more)

How to play Flash files in kiosk mode in Android?

Applies to: Product SureVideo Platform Android SureVideo turns your Android device in video playing kiosk which plays only those media files which you want to play.  These media files can be videos, images or flash files. SureVideo can play videos and image files out of box without requiring any additional software. However, to play flash file, Adobe Flash Plugin needs to be installed on the device.  Follow below mentioned steps to start playing Flash file in SureVideo: Download Adobe Flash Plugin and install the apk on the device Launch SureVideo and access SureVideo Settings On... (more)

Windows Azure Tips & Tricks

So you deployed your brand-new ASP.NET web application to Azure cloud. All seems to be working perfectly until a user tried to upload large amount of data (approx. over 30MB) through your application UI. Unfortunately the operation failed. Surprisingly small file uploads works just fine. To fix the problem you need to ensure that the following configuration is made in the web.config file. Here value of maxRequestLength is in KB so that makes it 100MB. Having a bigger executionTimeOut value ensures that the file uplo... (more)

Writing 'Hello World' Program for Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is a cool new mobile platform from Microsoft. Developers can use Silverlight, XNA Framework and of course .NET compact framework for developing applications for WP7. What Do You Need To get started, download and install the following tools on your Windows 7 or Vista PC. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2338b5d1-79d8-46af-b828-380b0f854203&displaylang=en Installation includes Visual Studio 2010, Expression Blend, Windows Phone Emulator, XNA Game studio along with all the documentation required for writing your next great app. Note that... (more)