What am I missing?

gls84

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I am a long time VB programmer that has just tried using vb.net for the first time. What a step down!

I am trying to write simple applications for the Pocket PC. I have done this previously using embeddedVB 3.0. That was satifactory.

What am I missing? The controls are missing lots of standard features. The button control doesn't have a 3d style?

The textbox control doesn't allow you to align anywhere other than "Left". There are too many other missing features to list them all!

This can't be true. I must not have installed all the correct software.

Any hints as to my dismay?

Gary
 

gismay

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Apr 4, 2005
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yeah, they have de-toothed it quite a bit but CF2.0 should fix some of that.

there are some good extensions to the standard controls here:

http://www.opennetcf.org/CategoryView.aspx?category=Home

in the Smart Device Framework (eg TextBoxEx)

Basically, all the stuff you are used to is still accessible if you want to write the underlying p/invokes yourself (uuurgh).

Also, textboxes can have centre/right aligned text but only if multiline=true (obviously .. ;)

Cheers

Greg
 
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