Windows Mobile 6.5 Certifications

Certifications for Windows Mobile 6.5 are finishing their beta-phase… so I can now share my current medals:   Details about the exams on: TS: Windows Mobile 6.5, Configuring TS: Windows Mobile 6.5, Application Development   HTH! ~raffaele


Fix released for WM6.x devices with HTC and Samsung drivers about UI slowdown

A very quick post: if you’re using devices powered with HTC or Samsung drivers (such as also the Sony-Ericsson Xperia X1, for example) and noticed periodic slowdowns of the UI, then you may benefit of the following fix: Some GUI interactions no longer work correctly on Windows Mobile 6.1 devices and Windows Mobile 6.5 devices….


Windows Mobile: programmatically intercepting phone calls

Supported?? Expectations about cprog.exe How Communicator Mobile works with “Work Phone calls” Sample code to “extend” the State&Notification Broker for IGNORED phone calls I recently worked with some ISVs asking support about this, then also answered to a MSDN Forum thread about the same, so I’d say it may be worth to mention it here…


Windows Mobile 6 SDK TEST-ONLY Certificates: new CAB and XML Provisioning

SDK Test Certificates expired last December 31 and the Product Group provided a new set of Test Certificates (and accordingly to mainly this MSDN Forum thread many ISVs had found alternatives in the meantime). The aim of this post if to provide an addendum to that notification, specifically related to the following sentence: “[…] If…


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…


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…