POOM the easy way

Pocket PC development has always been a secret passion of mine, and after writing a series of columns that appeared on MSDN, I still get emails asking various questions.

“Are you the real John Kennedy?“, “Aren’t you dead?“, “Your columns suck, can I have a job writing them instead“ and so on and so forth.

A lot of those emails are also actually sensible, and are about POOM – the technique for accessing the Pocket PC’s internal databases used for contacts, calendar and so on.

I was therefore pleased to read about Poom .Net, a product designed to make it easier for Compact Framework developers to access POOM. I’ve not had a reason to try it, but if I was developing .NET apps on a Pocket PC, I certainly would take a look.

Comments (2)

  1. Neil Enns says:

    There’s another product out as well, PocketOutlook In The Hand (http://www.inthehand.com/index.php?page=6&show=1,2) that can be used to access POOM data through .NET. Our product team is also working hard on a Managed version of POOM for our next release. You can see some blog entries about the design at http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/

  2. John says:

    This site could be useful too:


    There are several CF controls to download.