The .NET Compact Framework’s Greatest Hits

We on the .NET Compact Framework team have gotten together, compared notes and have compiled a list of our top weblog posts to date (through November 2005).  We thought it would be fun and informational to have the equivalent of a FAQ for our technical posts.   Title 1 An Overview of the .Net Compact…

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v2 Application Compatibility Report

Overall v2 app compat testingBetween v2 beta2 (2/3/05) through the final release candidate we tested 291 unique applications.  62 applications were tested against beta2 and 229 different applications were tested against our release candidate. 50 of the top applications were retested during the final test pass against our release candidate build.  Each application was run against…

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.NET Compact Framework Version 2 .CAB Files Explained

Abstract Just like other Windows CE applications, .Net Compact Framework V2 (NETCF V2) is distributed as a set of CAB files. This article describes these CABs and discusses potential installation problems as well as ways to solve these problems. NETCF V2 CABs – which one is for which device? NETCF V2 currently includes seven CAB…

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Use MSDN Product Feedback Center

The .NetCF team would like to encourage you to use the MSDN Product Feedback Center to provide product feedback and feature requests.  The Product Feedback Center provides benefits of being able to track your issues and search for similar issues previously submitted.  You can also submit bug reports using the same tool.   Regarding product feedback,…

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Interop: Extending GUI Functionality

Interop: Extending GUI Functionality This post will describe some ways you can use the new interop features present in version 2 of the .Net Compact Framework to extend the framework’s GUI functionality present in the System.Windows.Forms namespace.  An overview of how GUI works under the hood is also provided to give developers an understanding of…

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Interop: Common Issues & Debugging Techniques

Interop: Common Issues and Debugging Techniques This post will describe some of the types of problems that can arise when interoperating between managed and native code using the .Net Compact Framework Version 2. An overview of how the runtime works under the scenes is also given, which may help promote better quality and more efficient…

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Interop Log File Information

This information will be included on MSDN soon… How to: Create Log Files Introduction You can create log files with diagnostic information about interoperability, loading the application, and networking. You can enable logging by setting the registry keys. By default, log files are written to the same directory containing the application being diagnosed. However, you…

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Updated list of .NetCF applications and libraries

This is an update to the list of applications and libraries built for the .Net Compact Framework started by Mike Zintel in his blog in December 2004.  Since December, our team has been growing our list of applications built on the .Net Compact Framework.  We’re making good progress and are always looking for new applications…

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Subclassing controls in .NETCF 2.0, part 2

Last time, we introduced the WndProcHooker class to facilitate hooking windows messages for managed controls at the native WndProc level. This time, we will use that WndProcHooker class to extend the .NETCF supplied TreeView control and add the NodeMouseClicked event. caveat: You will need to have a post-beta2 build of the .NET Compact Framework for…

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