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Keeping a Close Eye on BlackBerry App Callbacks

Your BlackBerry application uses callbacks to allow the smartphone's OS to call into your application for specific operations. Your BlackBerry application itself likely employs callbacks to allow the threads [more…]

Matching BlackBerry JDE, Simulator, and Device Versions

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) is available in several versions. The version number of the JDE is directly related to the version of the OS running on the smartphones where your app [more…]

Implementing Basic Java Application Classes for a BlackBerry App

Your BlackBerry application starts off from a blank slate. The Java Development Environment (JDE) creates an empty workspace, and you will add a project and Java source files. You need to implement subclasses [more…]

BlackBerry Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You need creativity, Java programming skills, and patience to implement, refine, and deliver your BlackBerry application. Your BlackBerry application development efforts require you to come to grips with [more…]

Word Namespace Classes for Extending the Office Object Model with VSTO

The Microsoft.Office.Tools.Wordnamespace contains classes that represent objects in the Word object model. Here is a list of the class names, along with their descriptions, that you can use in VSTO to [more…]

Windows Forms Controls in VSTO

VSTO contains two namespaces that hold classes that contain Windows Forms controls, which you can use on the Word documents or Excel worksheets. All controls in the [more…]

Excel Namespace Classes for Extending the Office Object Model in VSTO

In VSTO, the Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel namespace contains classes that are relevant to the Microsoft Office Excel application. Here are the class names, along with short descriptions: [more…]

VSTO For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) extends some of the existing objects in the Office object model. You can use the classes in VSTO namespaces for the Word and Excel application to add or extend the [more…]

Setting Up a Nib for your iPhone or iPad

Nib files end in .xib and are used in Interface Builder to construct the screens of your game application for your iPhone or iPad.

To start building a nib file, double-click it in Xcode to open the file [more…]

iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

iPad and iPhone game programming requires several special elements. These essential steps give your program the action and interactivity that today's gamers demand, regardless of the platform where they [more…]

C Language Comparisons and Their Opposites

Programming in C, or any programming language, means building comparisons — greater and lesser than and equal to in various combinations. Get to know the comparisons C uses and their opposites: [more…]

Order of Precedence in C Programming Language

If you're programming with C, you're using operators — and knowing whether to read those operators from left to right or right to left means writing a C program that works and one that crashes. Use the [more…]

C Language Variable Types

Whether you're working with regular or unsigned variables in your C program, you need to know a bit about those various variables. The following table show C variable types, their value ranges, and a few [more…]

C Language Operators

In programming with C, you occasionally want to use common mathematical operators for common mathematical functions and not-so-common operators for logic and sequence functions. Here's a look at C language [more…]

C All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When working in the C programming language, you need to be familiar with how C does things — for example, its order of precedence, variable types, operators, and comparisons and their opposites. [more…]

XHTML Strict Template

Getting started on a Web pageis sometimes the hardest part of a task. The fastest and best way to get your Web page underway is to use the following standard XHTML template: [more…]

Common XHTML Syntax

As a Web designer, you will do a lot of tagging in XHTML. The following table lists the most common XHTML tags you will need to know while you're building great Web pages. [more…]

Selected JavaScript Syntax

JavaScript is still one of the most used programming languages, especially for client-side programming, and the following table offers a summary of the most useful functions and what they do. [more…]

Named Colors and Hex Values in HTML

The following table contains a list of named colors you can use in HTML and CSS code to create a more colorful Web site. The colors are given with their corresponding RGB hexcode values and a representative [more…]

New HTML 5 Elements

Below is a list of all the new elements proposed for introduction in the HTML5 specification in alphabetical order, with a brief description and an associated markup category. [more…]

A Sample Web Page in HTML

When you're creating Web pages, you use HTML — a lot! The following sample shows the HTML formatting and codes you use to create headings and titles, lists, lines, and images as well as [more…]

Web Authoring Resources

When you're creating Web pages, you can benefit a lot from other people's expertise. On the Web, a lot of people are only too happy to offer their advice — often free of charge! The following list offers [more…]

Common HTML Tags for Creating Web Pages

If you're creating Web pages, you can't escape using HTML, and really, why would you want to? The Web language translates your glorious ideas into engaging Web pages. The lists here offer the basic HTML [more…]

HTML Entities for Special Characters

To put special characters in the Web pages you create, you use escape sequences or entity references, both of which are shown in the table here. Test your special characters in several current Web browsers [more…]

Phases of SQL System Development

In developing any system, you start at the beginning and go through to the end, and it's no different with SQL. The following list shows you what to consider at each phase of the SQL development lifecycle [more…]

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