[CoMoDev] Re: Finding support for .NET CF?

  • From: "Rick Sands" <Rick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:37:18 -0600

That's a good tip!  I'll need that in the next app, but this one requires
browsing a folder for an image. It will also need to browse the external
memory card for one, too, but (sigh) that will be another chore :)

Overall, as a VB6 programmer, the .NET languages are awesome.  It's the
sheer number of objects that is so daunting.  And there's no good
cross-reference for VB6 to .NET CF (the upgrade wizard just assumes VB.NET).
But I really like the language itself - it solves so many of the old VB6
problems - and I've only explored the tip of the iceberg...


-----Original Message-----
From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kevin Cawley
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 9:20 AM
To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [CoMoDev] Re: Finding support for .NET CF?

another option is to embed the image file into your app and use reflection
to load it [you don't have to worry about deploying the image file or the
file getting removed/renamed/etc]:

1. add the image file to your project, in file properties [right-click in
sol'n explorer] select embedded resource as the build option

2. instantiate the Bitmap class w/ the image stream loaded via reflection

Bitmap yourImage = new

-----Original Message-----
From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of David Beers
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 6:02 AM
To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [CoMoDev] Re: Finding support for .NET CF?

See if this works for you:

Bitmap myImage = new Bitmap(@"\Program Files\test.bmp")

As for responsive support sites, I've had moderate success with the MSDN
newsgroups.  It's not as good as the palm-dev-forum, but that's probably
asking a lot.  I too am curious to know if anyone has found something

By the way (off topic) when I first mentioned looking into SuperWaba, the
nice Java VM for Palms and PPCs, I mentioned a shortcoming is that the
English language support community seemed weak.  I was completely wrong
about this.  They have a great newsgroup at news.superwaba.net.  Bringing
this back to your question, I wonder: have you checked USENET for active
support forums?  I've not been a big USENET user in the past (except through
Google's interface, which is slow to mirror and only good for searching
archives) but I'm beginning to see the light.


On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:40:45 -0600, Rick Sands wrote:
> Hi folks,
> First... A .NET Compact Framework question...
> me.picImage.Image =
> System.Drawing.Image.FromFile("c:\test.bmp")
> Works in VB.NET, but the .FromFile() method doesn't SEEM to exist in 
> .NET CF.  Is there a way to load a bitmap/jpg at runtime in CF?
> (Or point me in the right direction)?
> NEXT, so I don't keep bugging this group...
> I've looked around at various .NET and Windows Mobile sites, but have 
> not found a "responsive" support site.  Does anyone have a Favorite 
> Site for support etc.?
> TIA,
> -Rick Sands

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