New Mobile Developer Blog!

We, the NetCF team, have decided to combine our blog with the other teams doing mobile development work in our organization, namely the Visual Studio for Devices team and the Silverlight Mobile team. From now on, all .Net Compact Framework material will be posted on the Mobile Developer blog.  We’ll continue to keep this site…

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David writes about the Lunch Launcher and Store and Forward Messaging

Over the past couple of months, I have been serializing my experiences in writing the Lunch Launcher demo (as seen at MEDC 2007) using the new Store and Forward Messaging feature of .NET Compact Framework version 3.5.  The series is now complete and the full table of contents is listed here. The Journey of the…

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.NET Compact Framework Application and Libraries List Updated

I’ve updated the .NET Compact Framework catalog with the some new applications and libraries, and some minor edits to existing entries.    Click on this link to see our application catalog.   The catalog contains applications that I find out about through web searches and emails from developers.  We’re always looking for applications and libraries to…

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Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 CTP Released

The Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 CTP (September 2007) has just been released as an MSDN download. This was originally slated to be released with the Core .NET Compact Framework, but was spun off as a side download. Included in this release: Remote Performance Monitor and GC Heap Viewer – Provides real time…

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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…

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Application Compatibility Forecast for NETCF v2 sp2

During our test pass against v2 sp2, we tested backwards compatibility with previous releases by running internal tests archived from previous releases.  We also tested 90 retail applications and found a couple issues outlined below.   Application Compatibility Issue The issue only affected one application and occurs when the application tries to save a new template file…

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Why your NetCF apps fail to call some web services

Here’s the scenario: You are writing an NetCF app and trying to call a web service from that app.  You generated the code for the client proxy class using Visual Studio’s “Add Web Reference” command.  Code is generated, you call into it, and you run your app.  The call fails with a cryptic error from…

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.Net Compact Framework Application and Library Catalog Updated

I’ve posted an updated .NET Compact Framework catalog to the internet.  The catalog has outgrown the capabilities of our blog editor so it’s now posted as a stand alone web page that will be updated periodically.  When it’s updated, I’ll post another entry here, to the team blog.  This update includes a number of applications that…

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.NET Compact Framework 3.5 included in Orcas January CTP

The .NET Compact Framework team has spent the last year planning and developing the next version of the .NET Compact Framework 3.5, which will align with the .NET Framework 3.5 shipping in next version of Visual Studio code named “Orcas”.  The team has focused its efforts in 4 areas including, addressing core problems of creating…

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