Unit Conversion Tool for Pocket PC with Compact Framework in VB.NET
This article explains about the unit conversion tool for Pocket PC. I have created a Unit conversion tool to calculate conversion from 16 different types.
Though there is long time to go for version 1 for Compact
Framework lots of Programmer will start working on it and getting use to it
before final version comes in market.
I have created Unit conversion tool to calculate conversion from
16 different types, this tool can be very handy to technical persons any that
too when its in PocketPc.
I have taken out Conversion factors from my grand old Lotus
Spreadsheet ( Dos Based) which I wrote back in 1992, Although most of conversion
factors are correct I cant take responsibility of there accuracy( I havent got
time to recheck ).
I have Implemented Conversion logic in separate Class
ConverterData in which I have all data and Method for conversion, I have kept
data of Conversion types in to string array, string jagged array contains all
units Names. And Double jagged array contains conversion factors for
a form containing user interface for Unit Converter.
I have used Tab Control for Showing different unit types, one
important thing I havent placed my components on panels of tab, they are
directly on form, so that I do not have to remove same components from one panel
to another panel when user changes panel.
I am dynamically inserting values of panel tab on startup and
value of list box that contains conversion units when ever tab changes.
There is very little difference between way of programming in
regular windows application and Compact framework PocketPc application but one
of the important thing is to take due consideration for processing power