Basics on Windows CEMobile: an alternative way to approach the Memory Monster

Introduction on Windows CE\Mobile  Virtual Memory on Windows CE 5.0\Mobile (a visual approach)  Troubleshooting Memory Leaks for NETCF applications Lately I’ve been involved on starting up my team blog: if you read Italian and want to listen about stories from Support Engineers working on various technologies, you can’t avoid signing up to the feed: Now…


Microsoft released a HotFix for NETCF v3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.1.4 onwards, to address basic functionalities of WebBrowser control

Yet another demonstration of the added value provided by the Technical Support A very impressive example of collaboration between Technical Support and Dev Team FIX is public now (link to KB Article) Update: the fixed CAB is automatically deployed by Marketplace A few weeks ago I’ve started handling a Service Request coming from a ISV…


GPS.NET 3.0: thanks Jon!!

Unfortunately I had to put GPS-Programming in stand-by mode… but finally some days ago I was reading one of the posts I wrote about GPS roughly one year ago, and tried to navigate to a company’s webpage I remembered containing a lot of interesting info and controls about GPS, i.e. GeoFrameworks: well, I realized that…


New opening: Italian Dev Support blog

Yesterday my Italian colleagues in Developer Support and I officially inaugurated our new team blog: if you can read Italian then join us at http://blogs.msdn.com/itasupport. CIAO! ~raffaele


Remote Desktop Mobile (RDP Client) disconnects after 10 minutes of inactivity

[UPDATE 10/9/2009: Source-Code and CAB are now available at http://mobilerdpnotimeout.codeplex.com/] [UPDATE 9/2/2010: v2 of the sample app is available at http://mobilerdpnotimeout.codeplex.com/: it takes care of the battery-life impacted by application continuing to emulate mouse-move even after user closed RDP session – see details below] Error Message: “The remote session was ended because the idle timeout…


Resolution-Aware CAB on Windows Mobile

GetSystemMetrics or GetDeviceCaps inside a CAB’s Setup.dll wceload.exe is not resolution- and DPI-aware RESDLL SDK Sample  Sincerely I haven’t easily found entries about this over the web, so I think it’s worth mentioning it. Maybe many know, but possible many others don’t… Imagine you want to perform different actions during install depending on the device’s…


The right approach to get a Contact’s last communication (IItem’s PIMPR_SMARTPROP)

I’ve discussed about the “wrong” approach in a previous post of mine, where I also talked about why using PIMPR_SMARTPROP to retrieve the info about the last way a Windows Mobile-device user communicated with a given contact. Recently 2 MSDN Forums users asked for help about this (“How to get the information of a selected…


MAPI on Windows Mobile: Backup and Restore Mails

Backup\Restore: is there a standard way? How to programmatically mark messages so that they are downloaded at next sync About linked attachments Yet another post about MAPI on Windows Mobile, it seems it became an common topic (not well covered over the web probably)… I recently worked with one of my colleagues in Redmond (thanks…


Microsoft released a HotFix for NETCF v3.5 on Windows Mobile: now you can use Web Services over SSL (without worrying about empty packets)

System.Net.WebException: Unable to read data from the transport connection (System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: Unknown error (0x0)) Use HotFix responsibly! Today my co-worker Carmelo (thanks for sharing this! ) found something that NETCF Developers were waiting since long time ago… a fixed version of NETCF CAB for Windows Mobile that would allow to address a bug about calling Web…