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new to WinCE version

Discuss PocketC for CE (including Desktop Edition)

Postby Velvis on Thu May 10, 2001 10:10 am

I am a user of the Palm version of PocketC. I just bought a Casio EM500 and was looking for some tips to get up to speed with the WinCE version of PocketC.
Specifically what are the premier addons (I had been using CControls package on the Palm version)

Also how big of a performance hit does using an interpreted langauge like PocketC have compared to a standard C program (assuming alot of controls)

How does the speed of PocketC compare to programming in Visual Basic?

How is the desktop version?


Thanks for your replies!
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Postby guy on Thu May 10, 2001 11:09 am

Addons that I can remember off the top of my head:

PCForm - gui builder (one of mine - plug)
Pike - icon editor (Tony)
Launch pad - Task tray, icons, command parameters (Tony)

Sorry, there are probably others but my brain isn't working properly today.

There's obviously a performance hit with PocketC, more so with V3 than V2. For normal human interaction type programs it's probably not a problem. For games it can be (there are a number of PocketC users who know all the tweaks for getting games running fast).

Real VB compiled on the desktop should be much faster. NSBasic (interpreted on the device by the VBScript engine) should be similar in runtime speed.

From a development speed point of view, programming on the device with the device compiler and PCForm (another plug <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>) is very rapid, just draw your program, add the event code, and click "run".

The desktop version is good (new bugs introduced into the latest version though) and very much faster than the device compiler. It can compile then download straight into the device.

There's some stuff on PCForm on its web page:

http://www.networkdynamics.net/PCForm.html




Guy
Guy
[url]mailto:pcform@pcform.net[/url]
http://www.pcform.net
PocketC CE API interface: http://www.networkdynamics.net/PCForm.html#library
PCForm and CE API forum: http://www.networkdynamics.net/forum
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Postby guy on Fri May 11, 2001 8:19 am

A good place to look is on the wince resources section of the OrbWorks site.
Much of the stuff that I forgot is on there.

Also have a look at Ian's Sundialsoft site, there's a link on the resources page to it.


Guy


Edited by - guy on 05/11/2001 03:20:14
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[url]mailto:pcform@pcform.net[/url]
http://www.pcform.net
PocketC CE API interface: http://www.networkdynamics.net/PCForm.html#library
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