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All About Your iPod Photo

by Wei-Meng Lee

Apple has recently released the iPod photo, a fourth generation (4G) iPod capable of displaying color photos. With its new enhanced color screen, you can now do more than ever with your iPod--it's no longer just a music player. If you are the proud owner of the new iPod photo you'll be eager to know all the cool things are that you can do with your new toy. This eDoc includes many useful tips and tricks for using your iPod photo. "All About Your iPod Photo" covers all of the features of this exciting new device, detailed instructions on how to use the iPod photo, and a section on the most useful accessories available. From synchronizing your iPod with iPhoto, to using your iPod to give presentations, to podcasting, just about anything you can do with the iPod photo is covered. "All About Your iPod Photo" is a must-have document for owners of Apple's latest entry in the iPod line.

Android Application Development Cookbook

by Wei-Meng Lee

A must-have collection of ready-to-use Android recipes!The popularity of Google Android devices is seemingly unstoppable and the Android 4 release offers, for the first time, a single OS solution for building both phone and tablet applications. With that exciting information in mind, veteran author Wei-Meng Lee presents you with 100 unique recipes that you can apply today in order to discover solutions to some of the most commonly encountered problems that exist in Android programming.Covering the scope of multiple Android releases up through Android 4, this reference features a task description, followed by the solution(s) available, and a standalone project file that illustrates the use of the recipe. Formatting each recipe to be standalone, Wei-Meng Lee allows you to jump into the relevant recipe to find a solution to specific challenges. Identifies and describes a programming task, provides a step-by-step solution, and presents a full-code solution ready for downloadCovers multiple Android releasesAddresses such topics as user interfaces, telephony and messaging, networking, Google maps, location-based services, persisting data, leveraging hardware features, and moreAndroid Application Development Cookbook is your solution to discovering...solutions!

ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook

by Wei-Meng Lee

When ASP.NET hit the street a couple of years ago, it was a real eye-opener. Microsoft's tool for creating dynamic, server side web applications introduced Web Forms, a feature with the same rapid drag and drop convenience enjoyed by Visual Basic developers, along with a method for creating XML-based web services. ASP.NET was more than an upgrade of Active Server Pages it was a quantum leap ahead. Now Microsoft has a new version of ASP.NET as part of its upcoming next generation release of the Visual Studio .NET development platform. ASP.NET 2.0 is already available in beta release, and web developers are anxious to get a good look at it. That's exactly what our new Developer's Notebook allows you to do. More than just an introduction to ASP.NET 2.0, this practical guide acquaints you with all of the new features through nearly 50 hands-on projects. Each one places emphasis on changes in the new release that can increase productivity, simplify programming tasks, and help you add functionality to your applications. For example, ASP.NET 2.0 includes master pages, themes, and skins so you can build applications with a consistent page layout and design. Other changes allow for the automatic creation of web pages for use on mobile devices, while wizards and controls allow you to perform frequent tasks (like data access) without having to write a single line of code. ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook also includes suggestions for further experimentation, links to on-line documentation, and practical notes and warnings from the author regarding changes to the new version. The new Developer's Notebooks series from O'Reilly offers an in-depth first look at important new tools for software developers. Emphasizing example over explanation and practice over theory, they focus on learning by doing you'll get the goods straight from the masters, in an informal and code-intensive style. If you want to get up to speed on ASP.NET 2.0 before its official release, this all lab, no lecture book will get you there.

ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook

by Wei-Meng Lee

When ASP.NET hit the street a couple of years ago, it was a real eye-opener. Microsoft's tool for creating dynamic, server side web applications introduced Web Forms, a feature with the same rapid drag and drop convenience enjoyed by Visual Basic developers, along with a method for creating XML-based web services. ASP.NET was more than an upgrade of Active Server Pages it was a quantum leap ahead. Now Microsoft has a new version of ASP.NET as part of its upcoming next generation release of the Visual Studio .NET development platform. ASP.NET 2.0 is already available in beta release, and web developers are anxious to get a good look at it. That's exactly what our new Developer's Notebook allows you to do. More than just an introduction to ASP.NET 2.0, this practical guide acquaints you with all of the new features through nearly 50 hands-on projects. Each one places emphasis on changes in the new release that can increase productivity, simplify programming tasks, and help you add functionality to your applications. For example, ASP.NET 2.0 includes master pages, themes, and skins so you can build applications with a consistent page layout and design. Other changes allow for the automatic creation of web pages for use on mobile devices, while wizards and controls allow you to perform frequent tasks (like data access) without having to write a single line of code. ASP.NET 2.0: A Developer's Notebook also includes suggestions for further experimentation, links to on-line documentation, and practical notes and warnings from the author regarding changes to the new version. The new Developer's Notebooks series from O'Reilly offers an in-depth first look at important new tools for software developers. Emphasizing example over explanation and practice over theory, they focus on learning by doing you'll get the goods straight from the masters, in an informal and code-intensive style. If you want to get up to speed on ASP.NET 2.0 before its official release, this all lab, no lecture book will get you there.

Beginning Android Application Development

by Wei-Meng Lee

Create must-have applications for the latest Android OSThe Android OS is a popular and flexible platform for many of today's most in-demand mobile devices. This full-color guide offers you a hands-on introduction to creating Android applications for the latest mobile devices. Veteran author Wei Meng Lee accompanies each lesson with real-world examples to drive home the content he covers. Beginning with an overview of core Android features and tools, he moves at a steady pace while teaching everything you need to know to successfully develop your own Android applications.Explains what an activity is and reviews its lifecycleZeroes in on customizing activities by applying styles and themesLooks at the components of a screen, including LinearLayout, AbsoluteLayout, and RelativeLayout, among othersDetails ways to adapt to different screen sizes and adjust display orientationReviews the variety of views such as TextView, ProgressBar, TimePicker, and moreBeginning Android Application Development pares down the most essential steps you need to know so you can start creating Android applications today.

Beginning Swift Programming

by Wei-Meng Lee

Enter the Swift future of iOS and OS X programmingBeginning Swift Programming is your ideal starting point for creating Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps using Apple's new Swift programming language. Written by an experienced Apple developer and trainer, this comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know to jumpstart the creation of your app idea. Coverage includes data types, strings and characters, operators and functions, arrays and dictionaries, control flow, and looping, with expert guidance on classes, objects, class inheritance, closures, protocols, and generics. This succinct -- yet complete -- overview provides a detailed introduction to the core features of Swift.Apple developed Swift to address the limitations of Objective-C, and add features found in more complex languages like Python. The results is simpler, cleaner, more expressive code with automatic memory management, functional programming patterns, and more, including built-in features that make Swift apps faster, scalable, and more secure. This book explains it all, helping developers master Apple's new language.Become fluent with syntax that's easier to read and maintainUnderstand inferred types for cleaner, less mistake-prone codeLearn the key features that make Swift more expressive than Objective-CLearn the new optional types in Swift that make your code more resilientUnderstand the key design patterns in iOS and Mac OS programming using protocols and delegatesLearn how to use generics to create highly reusable codeLearn the new access controls mechanism in SwiftGet up to speed quickly to remain relevant and ahead of the curve.

Use ClickOnce to Deploy Windows Applications

by Wei-Meng Lee

ClickOnce, a new technology in Visual Studio 2005, lets you quickly and easily deploy your Windows apps via web servers, file servers, or even CDs. But while ClickOnce delivers web-style deployment of your application, that's only part of the story. Once you've installed an application using ClickOnce, it can automatically check for new updates to the application, which saves time in application maintenance and upgrades. And on the security front, a ClickOnce application runs within a secure sandbox and you configure it using the Code Access Security model. So, how can you take advantage of this new technology? In this step-by-step guide to using ClickOnce, you'll learn how to create an application in Visual Studio 2005 and how to use ClickOnce to quickly get it in the hands of your customers. You'll also learn how to add security to your distributions using Code Access Security; how to update COM files without corrupting DLLs; and more.

Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart

by Wei-Meng Lee

Okay, all you VB6 developers--time's up. As of March 2005, Microsoft no longer supports this version of Visual Basic. And you can't blame them. Three years ago, they introduced the .NET Framework--an elegant, powerful platform--along with the new component-based VB.NET language. But roughly five million of you decided to stick with VB6, mostly to maintain legacy Windows and COM projects. Now, with the upcoming release of VB 2005, Microsoft has several attractive reasons to upgrade that you'll find hard to resist, including the return of some VB6 features. And we have the perfect book to help you make the conversion: Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart. Now, you can test-drive the beta version of VB 2005 with three hands-on projects that enable you to learn the syntax of this new language quickly. VB 2005 not only lets you convert the bulk of your existing VB6 code, but offers several familiar features, such as compile-and-run debugging, new MyClasses that simplify use of .NET libraries and frameworks, lots of IDE support for Windows, web and mobile GUI development, and data access controls that closely resemble what you use now. The real plus is that you'll be using these features with the .NET platform, which is more secure, less complex than COM, and offers OneClick deployment. Visual Basic 2005 Jumpstart lets you get the feel of this platform for building smart/rich Windows Forms clients, ASP.NET web applications, and web services. Author Wei-Meng Lee, a Microsoft .NET MVP, veteran O'Reilly author and frequent contributor to the O'Reilly Network, has put together three useful test-drive projects, complete with code samples, that let you develop: A personal library Windows application A Web-based shopping cart application A stock enquiry Web Service Our jumpstart guide is the quick, painless way to migrate from VB6 to VB 2005, and the perfect training manual for moving your organization to the more robust, dynamic and secure world of .NET.

Windows 7: Up and Running

by Wei-Meng Lee

This compact book offers the quickest path for Windows users to get started with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system. You get the essential information you need to upgrade or install the system and configure it to fit your activities, along with a tour of Windows 7's features and built-in applications. Microsoft has learned from the mistakes of Windows Vista, and Windows 7 shows it-this new OS is much faster and more stable. With Windows 7: Up and Running, you'll learn what's new and what's changed from XP and Vista, and get advice on ways to use this system for work, entertainment, instant communication, and more. Windows 7 is poised to be a big hit, and with this handy guide, you can be up and running -- and productive -- with it right away.Master the user interface, including the taskbar, jump lists, desktop gadgets, Aero Shake, and notification area Discover the joys of networking with HomeGroup file sharing and improved Wi-Fi Tour the system's improved security, including the Action Center, User Account Control, and Credential Manager Learn how to use Windows Live Essentials for messaging, photo sharing, moviemaking, emailing, and blogging Get to know built-in applications such as Internet Explorer 8, Windows Media Player 12, Microsoft Paint, and WordPad Learn about optional Microsoft software to enhance your Windows 7 experience

Windows XP Unwired

by Wei-Meng Lee

Windows XP Unwired provides a complete introduction to all the wireless technologies supported by Windows XP, including Wi-Fi (802.11b, a, and g), infrared, Bluetooth, CDMA2000, and GPRS. It's a one-stop wireless information source for technically savvy Windows XP users. This book will show you the full-spectrum view of wireless capabilities of Windows XP, and how to take advantage of them.

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