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Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Palm OS

    1. Chapter 1 The Palm Solution

      1. How Palm Succeeded
      2. Elements in the Magic Formula
      3. Easy to Carry
      4. Inexpensive
      5. Expandable
      6. Effortlessly Connects to a Desktop Computer
      7. Works Great and Is Simple to Use
      8. Designing Applications for Palm Devices
      9. In Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2 Technical Overview and Development Environments

      1. Palm OS Overview
      2. Conduit Overview
      3. Handheld Development Environments
      4. Alternative Development Environments
      5. High-Level Forms Development
      6. Handheld Development Recommendations
      7. Conduit Development
      8. In Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3 Designing a Solution

      1. User Interface Elements in the Palm OS
      2. Designing with a Particular User in Mind
      3. The Well-Designed Form
      4. Other Design Issues
      5. How the Sample Applications Are Useful
      6. User Interface of the Sales Application
      7. Designing the Sales Application
      8. Designing the Conduit
      9. Design Summary
  2. Programming a Palm Application

    1. Chapter 4 Tutorial

      1. POSE
      2. CodeWarrior
      3. PRC-Tools
      4. Installing OReilly Sample project
      5. Installing a PRC on the Handheld
      6. Installing PRC on POSE
      7. Modifying the Sample Application
    2. Chapter 5 Structure of an Application

      1. Terminology
      2. Palm OS Conventions
      3. The Palm OS and an Application
      4. A Simple Application—OReilly Starter
      5. Other Times Your Application Is Called
      6. Examples
      7. What to Remember
    3. Chapter 6 Memory Manager

      1. Types of Memory
      2. Dynamic Memory Allocation
      3. Stack Space
      4. Handling Large Amounts of Data
      5. Owner IDs
      6. Cards and Local IDs
      7. Using Memory Effectively
      8. MemoryTestAPIs Example
      9. What to Remember
    4. Chapter 7 Debugging Palm Applications

      1. POSE
      2. Graffiti Debugging Shortcuts
      3. Source-Level Debugging
      4. Gremlins
      5. Error Manager
      6. Palm OS Sources
      7. Low-Level Debugging with PalmDebugger
      8. Device Reset
      9. Using Simulator on Mac OS
      10. Release/Debug Targets
    5. Chapter 8 Resources and Forms

      1. Resources
      2. Form Characteristics
      3. Form Events
      4. Form-Level APIs
      5. Modeless Forms
      6. Alerts
      7. Modal Dialog Boxes
      8. Forms in the Sales Application
    6. Chapter 9 Form Objects

      1. Form Object Characteristics
      2. Form Object Events
      3. Form Object APIs
      4. Types of Form Objects
      5. Sales Application Forms and Form Objects
    7. Chapter 10 Databases

      1. Overview of Databases and Records
      2. Opening, Creating, and Closing Databases
      3. Working with Records
      4. Examining Databases in the Sales Sample
      5. Summary
    8. Chapter 11 Menus

      1. Menu User Interface
      2. Menu Resources
      3. Application Code for Menus
      4. Adding Menus to the Sample Application
      5. Summary
    9. Chapter 12 Extras

      1. Find
      2. Exchange
    10. Chapter 13 Communications

      1. Serial Communications
      2. TCP/IP Communications
  3. Designing Conduits

    1. Chapter 14 Getting Started with Conduits

      1. Overview of Conduits
      2. Using the Backup Conduit
      3. Registering and Unregistering
      4. Using Desktop APIs
      5. Conduit Entry Points
      6. The HotSync Log
      7. When the HotSync Button Is Pressed
      8. Using Conduit Inspector to Verify Your Conduit
      9. Syncing from POSE
      10. Creating a Minimal Sales Conduit
    2. Chapter 15 Moving Data to and from the Handheld with a Conduit

      1. Conduit Requirements
      2. Where to Store Data
      3. Creating, Opening, and Closing Databases
      4. Moving Data to the Handheld
      5. Moving Data to the Desktop
      6. Keeping the HotSync Progress Dialog Box Alive
      7. When the HotSync Button Is Pressed
      8. Portability Issues
      9. The Sales Conduit
    3. Chapter 16 Two-Way Syncing

      1. The Logic of Syncing
      2. MFC Conduit Framework
      3. Generic Conduit Framework
      4. Generic Conduit Classes
      5. Using the Wizard to Create a Minimal Generic Conduit
      6. Custom File Formats
      7. Handling Categories
      8. Sales Conduit Based on Generic Conduit
  4. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Where to Go from Here

      1. Palm Programming Book Web Site
      2. The Official Palm Developer Site
      3. Palm Programming Mailing Lists
      4. Third-Party Palm Programming Resources
    2. Appendix Sales Source Code

      1. Source Code
      2. Headers
      3. Resources
      4. PRC-Tools Build Files
    3. Appendix PilRC Manual

      1. Usage
      2. Understanding the Manual
      3. Resource Language Reference
      4. FORM (tFRM)
      5. MENU (MBAR)
      6. ALERT (Talt)
      7. VERSION
      8. STRING (tSTR)
      9. STRINGTABLE (tSTL)
      10. CATEGORIES (tAIS)
      11. APPLICATIONICONNAME (tAIN)
      12. APPLICATION (APPL)
      13. LAUNCHERCATEGORY (taic)
      14. ICON (tAIB)
      15. SMALLICON (tAIB)
      16. BITMAP (Tbmp) (tbsb)
      17. TRAP (TRAP)
      18. FONT (NFNT)
      19. FONTINDEX
      20. HEX
      21. DATA
      22. INTEGER (tint)
      23. BYTELIST (BLST)
      24. WORDLIST (wrdl)
      25. LONGWORDLIST (DLST)
      26. PALETTETABLE (tclt)
      27. FEATURE (tfea)
      28. GRAFFITIINPUTAREA (silk)
      29. COUNTRYLOCALISATION (cnty)
      30. KEYBOARD (tkbd)
      31. MIDI (MIDI)
      32. International Support
      33. Known Bugs
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