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PDA / Pocket PC Signature Capturing and Saving as BMP

By , 1 Feb 2008
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Introduction

This control class allows a user to take a signature, and save it as BMP file in the Pocket PC.

Background

I was looking for a free Signature control written in VB.net but did not find any help regarding that, but I found an article on codeproject.com regarding capturing the signatures but it was written in C# (you can find the article here). So I decided to use the idea and write the code again in VB.net in a pretty simple way so that it will be more easy and useable for everyone.

Using the code

add reference

Imports cetestapp.SignaturePDA

declare these two as global variables

//
Private cSignature As New Sigature
Private AppPath As String = Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetName().CodeBase)
//
        

Add following code to your form load event

cSignature.Location = pnlSignature.Location
cSignature.Size = pnlSignature.Size
Me.Controls.Add(cSignature)
cSignature.Clear(True)
Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default
cSignature.SetPenColor(Color.Blue)
cSignature.Focus()

On save button click event add the following code snippt

'Save to a File

Cursor.Current = Cursors.WaitCursor
cSignature.Save(Path.Combine(AppPath, "CapturedSignature1.bmp"))
Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default

On clear button click event add this

cSignature.Clear(True)

License

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

About the Author

Agha Zair Ali

Pakistan Pakistan
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralThanks Pinmemberspekkie22-Sep-08 12:48 
GeneralHi PinmemberRavenet1-Feb-08 4:43 

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