The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 8 – What did I learn?

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’ Part 2 – MEDC 2007 Part 3 – Managing the Transport Part 4 – Sending messages Part 4b – The output channel Part 5 – Receiving messages Part 6 – Processing messages Part 7 – The Lunch Manager Now that we have seen the story of…

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Quick Tip: Debugging Smart Device Unit Tests

While browsing MSDN today, I came upon a handy article that I wanted to share.   Titled ‘How to: Debug while Running a Smart Device Unit Test’, it provides step by step instructions on debugging your test projects. There is one additional step I would like to add to those listed in the article. WARNING: Using…


The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 7 – The Lunch Manager

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’ Part 2 – MEDC 2007 Part 3 – Managing the Transport Part 4 – Sending messages Part 4b – The output channel Part 5 – Receiving messages Part 6 – Processing messages The journey is almost at an end.  Today, I am going to talk about…

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Microsoft Tester Center open for business

Alan Page announced today that the new Microsoft Tester Center site was live.  This is very cool.  What I love about this site is summed up in three words… it’s about testing. I encourage anyone interested in learning more about testing and what testers do to check out the new site — especially the whiteboard…

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 6 – Processing messages

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’Part 2 – MEDC 2007Part 3 – Managing the TransportPart 4 – Sending messagesPart 4b – The output channelPart 5 – Receiving messagesLast time, I talked about how the Lunch Launcher receives messages.  Today’s topic is now the messages are processed.As with all entries in this series,…

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Recommended Reading: Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1

I recently finished reading Rob Tiffany’s newest book ‘Windows Mobile Data Synchronization with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server Compact 3.1’ (special thanks to Rob for blogging about the process and the chapters).  For anyone, like me, who attended MEDC 2007 and saw his SQL Merge Replication demo, this book explains how he built the…

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher – Part 5: Receiving messages

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’Part 2 – MEDC 2007Part 3 – Managing the TransportPart 4 – Sending messagesPart 4b – The output channelIn the series so far, we have seen how the Lunch Launcher manages the Store and Forward Messaging transport objects and how it sends messages (invitations, replies) to buddies. …

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher – Part 4b: The output channel

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’Part 2 – MEDC 2007Part 3 – Managing the TransportPart 4 – Sending messagesThere is a time honored tradition in some television series of having, for example, ‘Season 4’ and ‘Season 4b’.  This weblog is no different.  Welcome to Part 4b!Last time, I described how the Lunch…

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The Journey of the Lunch Launcher: Part 4 – Sending messages

Part 1 – The origins of the ‘lunch launcher’Part 2 – MEDC 2007Part 3 – Managing the TransportLast time, I talked about how the Lunch Launcher manages the transport objects used to communicate via Store and Forward Messaging on the .NET Compact Framework.  Today, I’m going to discuss how messages are sent.As with all entries…

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.NET Compact Framework v3.5 Power Toys CTP

The .NET Compact Framework team made an exciting CTP available this week.  The .NET Compact Framework v3.5 Power Toys September 2007 CTP release contains some old friends (ex: Remote Performance Monitor) and ads some great new ones (Service Model Metadata Tool, App Configuration Tool, etc). Here’s what the download page has to say about the…

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