4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 12:19 PM by Peter Arcuri

    how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?

    Barry Neil

      how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?

      We have an application we have developed -runs fine on mc75 and mc50 but on mc65 the top bar gets in the way of the exit button which is on the top line of the application

        • Re: how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?
          Glenn Sayer

          Barry,

           

          can you provide some more information on what the top bar looks like (screen shot would help)?

           

          Do you have Appcenter running?

            • Re: how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?
              Barry Neil

               

               

              See the my mobile screen image

              It’s the bar with the cocktail glass on it

              On the mc75 the time isnt shown on this bar and when you are in a program you get a little ‘x’ there so you can exit the present window

              On the MC65 that time is there permanently and hides the exit button

              Very annoying

               

              The application works fine 0n MC50 and Mc75 its only the mc65 that’s a pain in the XXXX

              Baz

              • Re: how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?
                Barry Neil

                Glen

                it didnt paste the screen shot

                whats your email address and I'll send it

                barry@ambico.co.uk

                Baz

                  • Re: Re: how do you turn off the top bar on thge mc65 or make an application run full screen without the bar?
                    Peter Arcuri

                    Barry, thanks to MSFT there has been some cosmetic changes in Windows Mobile when it was rebranded as Windows Embedded 6.5. MC65 is running WEH6.5 whereas the other models you have named are running Windows Mobile 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6.1 at best.

                     

                    I dug out from my archives some info that my be helpful...

                    Here are some cosmetic Issues to watch out for when deploying an app developed for WinMo to WEH6.5:

                    Application Icons get scaled to for new Start menu

                    Task Tray Icons do not work with New Home Screen

                    Can change to Classic Mode of Home Screen

                    Title bar is smaller to accommodate larger Menu Bar (10 pixels on VGA)

                    While client area is the same, Applications that hardcoded the start position or hide menu bar without hiding Title bar could have a cosmetic issue

                    Start Menu moved from Title Bar (top) to Menu Bar (bottom)

                    Soft Keys (Menu Items) replaced with bubbles

                    Bubbles allow less characters in menu strings (approx 2 characters for VGA in portrait orientation)

                    Tool Tips display complete string

                    Selectable (ie: file explorer) lists have increased spacing to improve Finger Friendliness

                    Number of items displayed in given area of list controls may not be consistent with previous versions

                    Some browser differences due to IE


                    Below are more to consider that is specific to the issue you have described:

                     

                    1.   Title bar was shrunk (approximately 10 pixels on VGA screen)

                    2.   Menu bar increased (by amount title bar was shrunk)

                    Provides same usable area to applications

                    Should not affect most applications

                    Applications which hard coded screen coordinates and/or offsets for title bar may require modification

                    3.  OK and Close buttons moved from Title Bar to Menu bar

                    4.  Size and look of Soft Keys changed to Bubbles

                    Text may be clipped in some bubbles, tool tip on hover will display full string