Some terms and abbreviations used here and elsewhere
AKU – Adaptation Kit Update. Kind of service release or patches for CE based OS images. See http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/mobiledeveloper/whatisanaku/ for details
CAB = Windows CE installer file in contrast to Windows Desktop compressed files
CF = Compact Framework
evc = Embedded Visual C. Microsoft’s now freely available embedded Visual C 4.0 (and 3.0) Visual Studio 6 based development environment (IDE, compiler etc).
FT – Field trial
HPC = early name for small portable handheld pc running windows ce
ITC= I n t e r m e c
IEM=Internet Explorer Mobile, see also PIE and MIE
J9 – Windows Mobile/CE JVM by IBM
Java – Programming language developed by Sun Microsystems
JVM – Java Virtual Machine. Used to run Java applications on the handheld
menubar = on Windows CE this is placed at the top of an app. On WM this is placed on the bottom of the screen
MIE = see Pocket Internet Explorer
Object Store - the registry and file system (not external memory cards)
PIE = Pocket Internet Explorer, see also Mobile Internet Explorer
PPC = Pocket PC, changed to Windows Mobile starting with Mobile 2003. A device with touch screen (most 240 x 320 pixel) and at least 5 or so hardware buttons.
RDP - Remote Desktop Protocal, see also TSC
Registry – A database of configuration settings
SIP = Software Input Panel, the software screen keyboard
Softkey = The keys invoking OS functions, in example F1 will be the same as VK_LWIN the Windows key. F3 is the left softkey which invokes the phone app. F6/F7 is used for Volume Up/Down.
SP = Service Patch
SR = Service Release
Stylus – used to ‘click’ on the device display.
tap = click with stylus on touch screen
taskbar = on WMthis the bar at top of screen.
TSC = Terminal Service Client
VS = Visual Studio
WCE = Windows CE, the OS of all Windows Mobile devices
WEH = Windows Embedded Handheld, other name for Windows Mobile 6.5.x
WM = Windows Mobile, see also PPC