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Posted 31 Jan 2008

PDA / Pocket PC Signature Capturing and Saving as BMP

, 1 Feb 2008 CPOL
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A way to capture signature on Pocket PC and saving as BMP file


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


I was looking for a free Signature control written in but did not find any help regarding that, but I found an article on 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 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
Cursor.Current = Cursors.Default

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



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Agha Zair Ali
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