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Palm OS programming Bible
Foster, Lonnon R., 1972-
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 893 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
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QA76.76.O63 F685 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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With complete coverage of the new Palm wireless and Web capabilities, this one-step reference shows programmers how to create next-generation applications for Palm OS devices using all the latest development platforms and tools. The author has tested the many code samples against all Palm OS versions right up to the new OS 3.5. The value-packed CD-ROM includes development tools, demos, and sample code.

Author Notes

About the Author Lonnon R. Foster is a freelance programmer who has spent the past seven years creating desktop applications, database front ends, Web sites, communications software, technical documentation, and handheld applications. He has been developing Palm OS applications almost as long as the platform has existed, starting with his first Pilot 5000. Lonnon fills his sparse free time with tactical tabletop gaming, recreational Perl coding, and reading everything he can get his hands on.

Table of Contents

Part I Getting Started
Chapter 1 Understanding the Palm Computing Platform
Chapter 2 Understanding the Palm OS
PART: II Creating Palm OS Applications
Chapter 3 Introducing the Development Environments
Chapter 4 Writing Your First Palm OS Application
Chapter 5 Debugging Your Program
Part III Programming the Palm OS
Chapter 6 Creating and Understanding Resources
Chapter 7 Building Forms
Chapter 8 Building Menus
Chapter 9 Programming User Interface Elements
Chapter 10 Programming System Elements
Chapter 11 Programming Tables
Part IV Storing Information on the Handheld
Chapter 12 Storing and Retrieving Data
Chapter 13 Manipulating Records
Part V Communicating Outside the Handheld
Chapter 14 Beaming Data by Infrared
Chapter 15 Using the Serial Port
Chapter 16 Creating Web Clipping Applications
Part VI Synchronizing Data with the Desktop
Chapter 17 Introducing Conduit Mechanics
Chapter 18 Building Conduits
Part VII Advanced Programming Topics
Chapter 19 Programming in Color
Chapter 20 Odds and Ends
Appendix A Palm OS API Quick Reference
Appendix B Finding Resources for Palm OS Development
Appendix C Developing in Other Environments
Appendix D What's on the CD-ROM? Glossary
End-User License Agreement
GNU General Public License
CD-ROM Installation Instructions