WCF for NETCF Beta2 Update

Lately, I’ve been working on getting my WCF for NETCF hello world BLOG posts (Intro to Messaging and the Intro to Store and Forward Messaging)  prepared for inclusion into Orcas.  I have both examples running and debugging with Orcas Beta2 and NETCF v3.5 Beta2.  The code has not changed much from the original Blog posts (I did fix…

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Store and Forward Channel Beta1… Take Two!

The .NET Compact Framework v3.5 Beta1 was shipped in Orcas Beta1 allowing developers to try out NETCF’s new features, except for the Store and Forward Transport which has a strong name signing issue.  This issue stops compilation of Smart Device projects referencing Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail.dll and or Microsoft.ServiceModel.Channels.Mail.WindowsMobile.dll.  We have fixed this issue and are making the…

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Introduction to the Windows Communication Foundation for the .NET Compact Framework, Store and Forward Messaging

Lets continue the discussion of the .NET Compact Framework new WCF features by discussing the new EMAIL transport for store and forward messaging.  This BLOG builds off my previous BLOG on WCF deliverables included in NETCF 3.5.  I suggest you read my previous BLOG  before reading this BLOG, I also suggest you read Roman’s BLOG as…

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Introduction to Windows Communication Foundation for the .NET Compact Framework Messaging Stack

This BLOG continues my discussion into new features of .NET Compact Framework 3.5 by diving into Windows Communication Foundation for the .NET Compact Framework Messaging stack.  To start I suggest you read Romans WCF overview BLOG at http://blogs.msdn.com/romanbat/archive/2006/10/21/windows-communication-foundation-compact-edition-and-the-story-of-the-lunch-launcher.aspx As with all features included in NETCF, the WCF implementation needed to be small to fit into device ROM’s.  Our original…

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.NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 Released

Microsoft .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP2 release is completed and is in the process of being released.  This service pack was driven customer feedback including improvements in stability, adds new heap tracking feature to the Remote Performance Monitor. The .NET Compact Framework will be delivered to customers through various channels in the next few months. …

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Whats new with .NET Compact Framework 3.5

It’s been a while since I’ve last posted a BLOG entry.  I’ve been busy working with my feature teams to complete .NET Compact Framework v3.5.  The .NET Compact Framework v3.5 will be shipped with the next version of Visual Studio, code name Orcas, later this year.  NETCF teams have been working hard to get all…

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Developing .NET Compact Framework applications for Windows CE 4.2 Devices.

.NET Compact Framework v2.0 SP1 includes support for Windows CE 4.2 based devices.  To date, Visual Studio 2005 does not provide managed 4.2 projects nor is there any support offerings for developing solutions targeted at 4.2 devices.  The good news is the 5.0 projects work just fine with one exception, debugging is currently broken on…

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.NET Compact Framework v2.0 Workaround for CAB Error #4

A few weeks ago I BLOG’ed about a .NET Compact Framework v2.0 CAB setup error being seen on some low memory Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.  I’m happy to report the workaround for the system failure, which will be included in SP1, has now also been slipstreamed into the current download.  If .NET Compact Framework v2…

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Direct3D Mobile on Windows Mobile 5.0 Devices

I’ve been testing some of the retail Windows Mobile 5.0 devices 3D performance. I have found when the proper driver is included with the device, the performance is good enough to successfully develop and run a casual game.  However these drivers do vary from device to device and some care will need to be taken to…

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.NET Compact Framework v2 SP1 (Setup and Headless)

  This BLOG started out as a way for me to describe managed game development on devices. I’m responsible for GUI and MD3DM as noted in my introduction.  I also cover setup and release which I will begin to include in this BLOG as well. The .NET Compact Framework (NETCF) team has been working on…

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