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Linux VDA 1.1 Internationalization (UTF-8)

In the history of computing, one aspect that had eluded capture is a consistent encoding scheme.  There have been many attempts to standardize a character encoding scheme, but each has had strong downsides until about 20 years ago.  The invention of UTF-8

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Linux and Citrix

To start with, this is not an official statement from Citrix.  Rather, this is a collection of observations over the length of time at Citrix. First thing to note is that in the history of Citrix, the company had respect

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Lights, Camera, Action! MobilePicture using the SDK

Taking pictures with mobile devices is common .  The quality of the pictures might not be as good and it might not be always as easy to zoom,  control the flash,  or properly focus, but it does its job well enough in most

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Posted in Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

Mobile WinForms Hello World

In the last post, it discussed how to create a simple Hello World example using WinForms.  The example displays the words “Hello World” in the client area of the window and it calculates how big to make the text based

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Posted in Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps, XenApp, XenDesktop

Simple WinForms Hello World Example

Not long ago, a member of the team thought it would be a good idea to show the simplest program possible using the Mobile SDK for Windows Apps.  This was an excellent idea since “Hello World” is commonly used to

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Posted in Citrix Mobility Pack, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps, XenApp, XenDesktop

WinForms Fonts on Mobile Devices

One of the problems with running Windows programs on a mobile device is that unless the program is aware of the higher DPI, it will show the text in a very small font.  If it goes too far, the font

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Posted in Citrix Mobility Pack, Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps, WinForms

Mobile Makeover – Before and After

Last week I wrote a few different posts about converting an existing WinForms app into a mobile application.  What I forgot to do was show what my example application looked like before it was converted.  This blog will make up

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Posted in Citrix Mobility Pack, Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

Citrix Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

In recent posts, I have been talking about the Mobile SDK for Windows Apps and how to change Windows programs to use it.  The problem is that I have not recently covered what is included in the SDK and where

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Posted in Citrix Mobility Pack, Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

Remodeling a WinForms App

Everything needs to be updated eventually.  What I hope to share is how to update a WinForms application to support mobile devices. This post will cover the basics of the things to be concerned about. Size and position of forms

Posted in Citrix Mobility Pack, Citrix SDK, Mobile SDK for Windows Apps

Converting Windows Apps into Mobile Apps

The story of Microsoft Windows began in 1985.  A young Microsoft realized it needed a GUI instead of just DOS.  The Microsoft history tends to ignore the influence of the market.  At the time, Apple had released Macintosh and were

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