At left is the toolbox. It contains icons
that represent the standard controls that can be placed on a form. There's
a full list of familiar controls, including General controls (PictureBox,
TextBox, CommandButton, etc) and miscellaneous controls (TreeView,
Winsock, Comm etc.) You can select any of these and place them on your
form in the center of the CE Screen.
The center of the IDE is the Design Screen. It is a mock up of how your
application will look when running on the device. Settings determine its
screen size: the sample above is for a Pocket PC. You can click on any of
the objects to view its properties.
At the top right of the screen is the Project Explorer. It lets you
browse the project's forms. Clicking on a form will display it for
Below the Project Explorer is the Property Window. The properties for
the selected object on the current form are displayed. Properties each
have editors to make it easy to set their values.
Below the main menu on the top of the IDE is the toolbar. It contains
icons for common operations. These can be found in the menu as well.