Yet another post about Memory on Windows Mobile

Abhinaba’s blog What’s new in Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 around memory Dynamic assembly unloading Again again again… I’ve discussed about Memory Management in my very first post, which I suggest reading as it may help you on avoiding memory leaks and also improving memory management of your NETCF application. I’ve discussed about this other…


Great tool to diagnose Memory on Windows Mobile

If you know my interest on troubleshooting memory issues on Windows Mobile applications (this was the topic of my very first post!), you’ll forgive me if this time I simply link an article on CodeProject…  Visualizing the Windows Mobile Virtual Memory Monster. Maybe a candidate for Microsoft Windows Mobile Developer Contest 2008?   Cheers, ~raffaele


OutOfMemoryException when handling "large" pictures in NETCF

Nothing really unique in the blogosphere here, however worth mentioning anyway as it gives me the opportunity to discuss about MSDN Forums. Recently I’ve been handling yet another case about a NETCF Memory Leak… I have to admit that after my initial post about that topic the incoming requests about memory leaks are kind of…


GOTCHA 2: thanks Tess!!

WOW!!!  Being linked by one of the most followed blogs about .NET Troubleshooting is really a honor!! And by the way, if you are interested on ASP.NET, Debugging and similar, you MUST know Tess Ferrandez’ blog! Thanks Tess!!   Cheers, ~raffaele


Troubleshooting Memory Issues on Windows Mobile

Really many mobile developers have often various issues related to memory. This is obviously mainly related to the restrictions Windows CE has (till version 5.0) about memory-management, basically what Doug Boling called "Living within the box" here. Remember that Windows Mobile, even 6.1, still relies on Windows CE 5.0 components, therefore it still "suffers" the…


Troubleshooting Crashes on Windows Mobile

Crashes happen when the application closes unexpectedly. On Desktops you can leverage on many tools, starting with ADPlus + WinDbg. But this is not the case for us "tiny" programmers… some hints: 1. Start by reading "How the Windows Mobile 5.0 Shell Handles Low Memory Situations": note that the OS doesn’t send WM_HIBERNATE nor WM_CLOSE…


Troubleshooting on Windows Mobile: Introduction

The principle you should follow is the one used by Dr House in his movies: explore all the paths in order to discard a possible conclusion. It’s an attitude more than a process. And after some years you start dealing this way with everything… So, when facing a problem with an application you’re writing for…


Troubleshooting-Zen

Now come with me: follow the line of my thoughts and tell me if I’m correct. This is a blog written by a member of the Microsoft Technical Support (sorry, it’s “Customer Service Support”), right? What’s a Support Engineer good for? (Feel free to add any comment, but I’ll ban out the ones I don’t…