Debugging .NET Compact Framework applications using the .NET SDK command line debugger (cordbg.exe) – Part I

I’ve gotten a number of requests for instructions on how to use the .NET SDK’s command line debugger (cordbg.exe) to debug NetCF applications.  While you would think this should be pretty straight forward, there are a number of hoops to jump through. I intend this posting to be the first in a series on using…

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Deserializing OR’ed flags without the XmlSerializer

Most applications need to save state from time to time.  On the full .NET Framework, this is quite easy, just use the XmlSerializer to serialize your state object.  On the .NET Compact Framework, there is no public XmlSerializer (at least, not for version 1).  What about using the XML DOM?  If you are saving only…

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Increasing web service client performance

As the demand for web enabled smart devices grows, more and more mobile applications will be using web services.  Many of the folks who are already using web services with the .NET Compact Framework (NetCF) have come to me with performance issues.  More often than not, the problem boils down to what happens when NetCF…