Posts tagged ‘kiosk mode’

MobileDevelopment: Using shFullScreen API to show hide Start icon

Uuups, sometimes we are looking for a way to do simple things and do not remeber how easy it was.

Question: How can one hide/show the start icon in taskbar of Windows Mobile 6.1 (and before)?

Answer: Use the API provided by Microsoft for this: SHFullScreen! No need to use FindWindow and subclass, very simple use.

Ah, remeber that this will NOT work on Windows Enbedded Handheld 6.5.3 or Windows Mobile 6.5.3 or whatever you call it. The API will simply not do it’s work.

Here is a C# example for SHFullScreen usage.

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Internet Explorer Mobile – QVGA web site do not scale well to VGA screen

As described in this post, I was looking for a way to get a proper view of pages designed for QVGA screens on devices with higher resolutions like VGA.

1) SAP ITS mobile screen on VGA Internet Explorer Mobile

1) SAP ITS mobile screen on VGA Internet Explorer Mobile

2) SAP ITS mobile screen on VGA display with viewport width=240 and zoom=2

2) SAP ITS mobile screen on VGA display with viewport width=240 and zoom=2

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Windows Mobile: Kiosk mode – Clear Today and Programs

This time I combined a set of functions to clear the Start Menu and the Today/Home Screen:

Before

  

After

  

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Windows Mobile: disable touch input

Hello

sometimes you might want to ‘lock’ the screen, better say: disable touch input. For example, if you put the device in a pocket, to avoid accidentally tapped screen elements.

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