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Fall, 2011 Edition

Thank you for reading the SYWARE, Inc. monthly newsletter, which provides updates on our mobility products, offers tips, and highlights industry-related articles and resources.

  • Announcing DroidDB: Visual CE for Android Devices
  • Technical Tip: Handling 'Duplicate key value'
  • Technical Tip: Creating an Installer That Installs Two (or more) Applications

Announcing DroidDB: Visual CE for Android Devices

We are happy to announce DroidDB, Visual CE for Android devices. It is currently being Beta tested and we hope to get an initial release out by the end of this year.

The initial release of the Android product will be a stripped down version of Visual CE. Over time, we hope to add most of the Visual CE functionality. Availability will be announced though this newsletter, email, and our stay tuned.

In the meantime, if you are current Visual CE licensee and you would like to join the beta program, please let us know.

Please Note: We will continue to support Visual CE for devices running the Windows Mobile, Windows Embedded, and Windows Compact operating system. We appreciate your dedication to our product and we will not abandon you.

Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Handling 'Duplicate key value'

Visual CE allows you to specify that every record is to have a unique value in a particular column. You set this constraint by selecting FORM | UNIQUE in the form designer. If, when the form is running, the user enters a duplicate value, Visual CE will display the message 'Duplicate key value'. But suppose you wanted to put up a different message (or do something else entirely). Here is how to set this up.

Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Creating an Installer That Installs Two (or more) Applications

Normally an installer you build with Visual CE's FILE | CREATE DISTRIBUTION FILES installs a single application. But, you may want your installer to install two (or more) applications at the same time. Here' how.

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