PDF library iTextSharp working in Compact Framework 2: iTextSharpCF
Recently I needed a tool to combine several pictures into one file. First I thought about creating a memory bitmap and then BitBlit the source files into this single bitmap. Then I found an entry about iText and iTextSharp. This is a JAVA and .NET class library to create pdf files. As it seems very easy to use I decided to take a closer look. I found one message, where Marco states he has done a port for .NET compact framework and provided a patch to the sourceforge iTextSharp team. Unfortunately the iTextSharp team seems to ignore this port. So I started with iTextSharp and the patch to get iTextSharp running on Compact Framework.
The patch was done against version 4.0.1 of iTextSharp but there were still some rejects and some additional work to do. The main problem was the use of GetInstance where always the general WebRequest.Create(url); and then GetResponseStream() was used. A first workaround is to load the bitmap first and then provide this to doc.Add:
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Sometime you may need additional serial connectors for your windows mobile device. Here is the odyssey I had with a FTDI adapter:
How I installed a FTDI serial to USB adapter within ITC CN50 running Windows Mobile 6.1.
Although the USB to Serial adapters with FTDI chips can be installed with drivers from FTDI, these will not work out of the box with WM6.1.
This tool is for mobile computers to fill keyboard buffer with data from a serial port. This is often needed to get serial port connected barcode scanner’s data into applications if there is no other way.
[Content transfered from http://hjgode.de/dev/keywedge]
This is a simple keywedge program. It takes serial input and simulates keystrokes with the chars received. It has been done, as the ITC(1) CN3 does not support a serial wedge but the vehicle dock has a serial port where you can connect a cabled serial barcode scanner. Similar commercial applications are ceLinq and TWedgeCE.
10. nov. 2011: Code updated