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A comprehensive CE class library to replace ATL and MFC

, 4 Oct 2000 CPOL
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A collection of classes for CE that do not use ATL or MFC, plus an FTP client, database viewer, and sample application that solves beam deflection equations.

Introduction

CeLib is a collection of classes that are a cross between ATL and MFC Window classes with some additional functionality thrown in to get some of the functionality you get from MFC (string, network and UI).

I first started programming for Windows CE version 2.0 for HPC and 2.01 for Palm-sized PC. The only tools, available were a Visual Studio 5.0 plugin for C++ and a Visual Basic plugin for 5.0. MFC was avialble for the 2.0 HPC platform, but not for 2.01 Palm-sized PC, in addition it was a 300+ K additional installation and wasn't yet included on most ROMs. I needed to write applications that would run on both so MFC and ATL were out. So I looked at the source for MFC and ATL and some other window class library and stole the ideas and wrote my own.

An application with significant functionality can be created in 20k. The database browser that is included is about 50k and requires no DLLs that aren't already installed.

Version Information

These libraries will build for operating system versions 2.0, 2.01 and 2.11. They have been tested and work on HPC 2.0, Palm-sized PC 1.0, Palm-sized PC 1.2, HPC Pro 3.0, and PocketPC in compatibilty mode.

Some important files

CePlatform.h Compile time defines to make life easier for version differences in library includes all libraries required for COM and normal Window functionality. Library names are different across different version of CE as well as between the emulator and non-emulator versions, this header hides those differences.

Also note that in Windows CE, many library functions from Windows 95/NT like WINSOCK and TAPI are included in the standard libraries, NOT in a special libraries.

CeDebug.h Debug support such as TRACE, ASSERT
CeMisc.h Miscellaneous helper classes

Class Descriptions

String

CeString reference counted string class, CString plus numeric conversion

User Interface

CeBaseWnd A wrapper around HWND that provides for windows calls, but does not handle messages at all.
CeMsgWnd Message Handling for any class through multiple inheritance.
CeWnd Derived from both CeBaseWnd and CeMsgWnd to create the functionality of CWindowImpl (ATL) or CWnd (MFC), a basic Window wrapper
CeCmdBar Wrapper class for CE command bars
CeCombo Wrapper class for comboboxes
CeSplitFrame Frame Splitter class
CeTabCtrl Tab control wrapper
CDialogScroll Dialog with scroll bars
CeStatic Static control wrapper
CeChildMgr A class for managing child window positioning within a common parent
CePropertySheet Property sheet wrapper
CePropertyPage Property page wrapper
CeDialog Dialog wrapper class
CeFontDlg Font chooser dialog wrapper
CeStaticGroup Group box class

Modules, Control and Threads

CeCriticalSection CRITICALSECTION wrapper
CeWaitableHandle HANDLE wrapper with WaitForXXXXObject() support
CeManualEvent Manual Reset EVENT class
CeAutoEvent Auto Reset EVENT class
CeWaitObjects A class for constructing a list of object that can be waited for in concert (WaitforMultipleObjects, MsgWaitforMultipleObjects, etc)
CeWorkerThread Thread wrapper class
CeAppModule wrapper for an application's instance

Network

CeSocket Socket wrapper classes
CeSockAddr Socket Address (SOCKADDR) wrapper
CeFtpClient FTP client class, a native implementation on the CeSocket class

Operating System

CeFindFile FindFile wrapper
CeRegKey Registry API wrapper
CeResource Simple Resource access
CeVersionInfo Version info extraction

Utility

CeArray Simple array class
CeSimpleMap Simple map (hashtable) class
CeRect RECT wrapper class
CePoint POINT wrapper class

Database

CeDb CE native database support

Experimental

CeInkCtrl Wraps the Ink control
CeRichInkCtrl Wraps the Rich Ink control
CeRas RAS API wrapper
CeToolTip Tooltip class

History

Oct 5 2000 - Updated with both functional and PocketPC support changes.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
hjgode, 27-May-13 5:18
memberhjgode27-May-13 5:18 
QuestionA little Trouble on CToken Class (in CeFtp.cpp) ? Pin
tangi maury, 5-Jan-11 5:07
membertangi maury5-Jan-11 5:07 
QuestionHow to use RecvFile? Pin
harizon9, 26-May-08 5:53
memberharizon926-May-08 5:53 
QuestionHow about support for Windows Mobile 5 Pin
panachepitts, 17-Nov-06 11:38
memberpanachepitts17-Nov-06 11:38 
QuestionVS 2005 support Pin
hojjat_rele, 24-Jul-06 0:30
memberhojjat_rele24-Jul-06 0:30 
GeneralWaitForMultipleObject Pin
ammasramesha, 29-Jul-05 21:14
memberammasramesha29-Jul-05 21:14 
GeneraleVC++ 4.0 support Pin
Stober, 23-Mar-05 6:20
memberStober23-Mar-05 6:20 
GeneralWrite behind stack buffer in CCeSocket::GetHostByName() Pin
Christoph Weber, 21-Oct-04 23:05
memberChristoph Weber21-Oct-04 23:05 
Just stumbled over a small bug:


char szBuf[128];

for (int ii = 0; ii < 128 && *pchName != _T('0'); pchName++, ii++)
szBuf[ii] = (char) *pchName;
szBuf[ii] = 0;


After the for-loop ii is 128, meaning you are writing zero to the 129th element on the stack.
-> either change szBuf[128] to [129] or ii<128 to ii<128-1 or something.

Just wanted to let you know.

GeneralI don't want to use ADOCE in my PocketPC. Pin
Gopabandhu, 26-Apr-04 23:01
memberGopabandhu26-Apr-04 23:01 
GeneralRe: I don't want to use ADOCE in my PocketPC. Pin
Heng cao, 5-Jun-04 8:55
memberHeng cao5-Jun-04 8:55 
GeneralFTP app and sorting Pin
Amit Dey, 26-Dec-03 13:06
memberAmit Dey26-Dec-03 13:06 
GeneralFtp class Pin
Simone1976, 18-Dec-03 6:09
memberSimone197618-Dec-03 6:09 
QuestionHow can use it in evc++ 3? Pin
Simone Sanfilippo, 14-Nov-03 0:50
sussSimone Sanfilippo14-Nov-03 0:50 
AnswerRe: How can use it in evc++ 3? Pin
Andreas Muegge, 1-Dec-03 21:52
memberAndreas Muegge1-Dec-03 21:52 
GeneralRe: How can use it in evc++ 3? Pin
Simone Sanfilippo, 1-Dec-03 23:59
memberSimone Sanfilippo1-Dec-03 23:59 
QuestionHow to use CeVersioninfo class? Pin
Mark Findlay, 7-Sep-03 14:01
memberMark Findlay7-Sep-03 14:01 
GeneralPocketPC tapi problem HELP !!! Pin
thitoune, 24-Mar-03 1:04
memberthitoune24-Mar-03 1:04 
GeneralRe: PocketPC tapi problem HELP !!! Pin
Anonymous, 15-May-03 10:59
sussAnonymous15-May-03 10:59 
Generalwireless transfer Pin
ronaldo83, 13-Mar-03 17:45
memberronaldo8313-Mar-03 17:45 
GeneralATL for SmartPhone Pin
NickBln, 13-Feb-03 5:50
sussNickBln13-Feb-03 5:50 
GeneralRe: ATL for SmartPhone Pin
Anonymous, 11-Mar-03 22:31
sussAnonymous11-Mar-03 22:31 
GeneralWireless comm and TAPI Pin
Tushar_Zaware, 30-Sep-02 1:38
memberTushar_Zaware30-Sep-02 1:38 
Questioncan't add items to Tree view in evc++ ?? Pin
giancarlo Molina, 31-May-02 7:58
membergiancarlo Molina31-May-02 7:58 
GeneralCeDbRecord::AddProp is broken Pin
Anonymous, 10-Apr-02 23:32
memberAnonymous10-Apr-02 23:32 
GeneralSome Problems Pin
Anonymous, 20-Mar-02 6:51
memberAnonymous20-Mar-02 6:51 

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