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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2013-04-28 9:51 PM
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This is a nice little app that allows you to execute other apps that require screen rotation (on devices that support it) in order to view the entire window (when the app you want to run doesn't rotate the display natively or through GAPI). It creates a new link to the app that will automatically rotate the display before executing the app, and then automatically restore the default display orientation after closing the app. It's another invention by one of the geniuses over at xda-developers.com:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=846504

As noted by the author, it requires .NET Compact Framework 2.0. For those who aren't members of xda-developers.com's forums, it can be downloaded here as well:

http://www.freewarepocketpc.net/ppc-download-keep-screen-readable.h...

(Note that this page erroneously states that this app requires .NET CF 3.5.)

I've tested it on CE 5 and 6 devices that support display rotation, and it works quite nicely.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2013-04-28 10:31 PM
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How about older CE devices, does it work with HPC2000? Might be interesting to see how it handles pocketpc programs that normally wouldn't fit on an HPC screen in landscape mode, but would work in portait...
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2013-04-28 11:34 PM
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You might want to re-read my original post, Rich. It only works on devices that support display rotation (just like all those other little applets discussed elsewhere in these forums). That support didn't natively exist until CE 4.21. (Thus my placement of this thread in the CE 5 forum.) Not only that, but it requires .NET CF 2.0, which CE 3.0 doesn't support at the moment. (Thus far the developer who has proposed developing a port of .NET CF 2 to CE 2.xx/CE 3 hasn't gotten enough votes of support to make it worthwhile.) The only options for older devices remain through GAPI or Nyditot Virtual Display.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2013-04-29 1:43 PM
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ohhhhh....

Still I like the idea of how it returns the screen rotation to its previous state on exiting...
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