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Running Java Program exclusively on a PDA

 
Albert Kam
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Dear all,

I wonder if you happen to know articles, guides, or even better, direct experiences about how to run a java program exclusively on a PDA ?

Exclusively means that only my java application is visible, not even the windows mobile is visible. When the PDA is turned on, after loading, my application will automatically starts full screen.

If he wants to return to windows mobile, he can choose to do so from a menu in the application, and a password will be prompted, and if he gets it right, he'll be able to get into windows mobile.

The reason for doing this is that this PDA program could be used in many PDAs and we want to restrict the system so that the PDA is only used for the application, and not for something else, like exchanging files, etc which are not related with work.

Please share your thoughts ! :-)
 
Tim Holloway
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Pretty much all the PDAs run the JVM on top of some other operating system, and as a result, there's pretty much always going to be a quick way to talk to that OS and thus completely bypass any Java-based control.

On the whole, I've never been in favor of trying to micro-manage how people use their computers and other devices. It's usually futile in the long run - almost all technical solutions ultimately fail, and when you attempt to forcibly box people in they rebel. Far better to establish a reasonable and enforceable policy, monitor for violations and discipline accordingly.
 
Albert Kam
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Thank you Mr.Tim
 
Anderson Kubota
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I need the same thing. Did you get it?

What I am looking for is the possibility of hiding the top and bottom bars. In a next moment, to avoid the user to access other applications. This features is also known as "Kiosk mode".
I already implemented it in .Net Compact Framework. But with Java, it is what I am looking for.

Please tell me if anybody already did it.

Regards.
 
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