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A ToDoList program for the Pocket PC.

The source is also under SubVersion control at Google.


This project is a C# .NET Compact Framework application that provides editing and viewing of ToDoLists created with .dan.g's ToDoList program, on a Pocket PC. This project is an example of the basics required for a .NET Compact Framework application and shows how to use XML, a tree control, and a tab control, as well as a good use for recursion.


The original Pocket PC TodoListViewer was written by Kyle Tillman. He didn't have the time to add the features he wanted to, so I grabbed his project and have added some of the features we both wanted.


I had some fun getting my controls to acknowledge the SIP when it was displayed, but found the easiest way was to place them all in a top level panel and just resize that panel when the SIP was displayed/hidden. That top level panel would then resize its components and so on down the control tree.

The project is currently being developed using MS Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft's .NET 2.0 SDK.

Known Issues

  1. Files not loading

    Issue: The application cannot load some ToDoList files created with older versions of the ToDoList program.

    Solution: Install the most recent version of the ToDoList program, load the ToDoList file, and save as a new file. This causes the XML to be upgraded and appears to fix the issue.

    Thanks To: Kyle Tillman.

  2. Fix display for landscape mode

    Issue: I need to re-arrange the layout of the screen when the device is in landscape mode.

    Solution: -

    Thanks To: -

  3. Details panel display

    Issue: When the Details panel is first displayed, the tabs are off the bottom of the screen.

    Solution: I'm still working on this issue. For now use the workaround.

    Workaround: Displaying and hiding the SIP moves the details up to the correct place.

    Thanks To: Andy Aspell-Clark.


Date AddedDescriptionDate Completed
2nd Dec 2007Fix Saving todolists.
10 Mar 2005Make font size user selectable.
11 Apr 2005Stop Details panel tabs appearing off screen.

Contact Information

You can contact me at aspellclark at about this project. If you contact me at my normal e-mail address, please put [ToDoListPPC] in the Subject line.


I have created a Google code repository for TodoListPPC, you can access it here.

Version History

  • 3.0 (2nd Dec 2007)
    • Can now read Todolist V5.3.10 files.
    • Warning: Do not save files with this version. they may not load with Todolist. I am working on this, but for now treat this as "read-Only"
  • 2.5 (6th Nov 2006)
    • Added settings dialog for font details.
  • 2.4 (1 Nov 2006)
    • Revamp and works with Todolist 5 beta.
  • 2.3 (28 Oct 2005)
    • updated to work with TodoList 4.4.
  • 2.2 (11 April 2005)
    • the checkboxes now work as expected.
  • 2.1 (24 March 2005)
    • Now remembers the last tasklist loaded, and reloads it on startup.
  • 2.0 (11 March 2005)
    • First public offering after I grabbed Kyle's Todolist Viewer and started adding extra functionality.


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


About the Author

Andy Aspell-Clark
Software Developer (Senior) Airbus Defense and Space
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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