TextBox with cue banner support for Windows Mobile

Thu, July 13, 2006, 07:30 PM under MobileAndEmbedded
When talking about TextBox with cue banner I thought I had done a good job at the end of the post of hinting that someone should write a pure managed version; a version that is not restricted to Windows Vista, but rather would work on WindowsCE/WindowsMobile devices (via the .NET Compact Framework of course).

Since nobody stepped up, I thought I'd tackle it myself :-). I have to say that what I thought would be a 10 minute job ended up taking 6 times as long and right about now I give up as what I have is good enough and a nice starter for someone else to take and polish, iron out any issues etc.

So, with no pinvokes and explicitly tested on WM 5.0 and WinXP, here is the TextBoxWithPrompt code file. Simply save this file and add it to one of your projects and then build all. Now open a form and go to the toolbox where you can drag the TextBoxWithPrompt onto your form and change its TextPrompt property to e.g. “Enter your name”

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