Application Compatibility with .Net Compact Framework Whidbey

Throughout the Whidbey product cycle, we’ve tried hard to make sure that the new version of the Compact Framework we’re building is capable of running the applications you’ve built with version 1.0 unchanged.  That is, our goal is to make sure you can run your existing applications on Whidbey without recompiling them or making any…

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Using POOM with .Net Compact Framework Whidbey Beta1

Note: Be sure to also read the update to this post.  Working with POOM in the Compact Framework is even easier now that version 2 has shipped. —– One of the areas that I work on in the .Net Compact Framework group is native code interoperability.  Now that Whidbey Beta1 has shipped, I’m anxious to…

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An Overview of the .Net Compact Framework Garbage Collector

Developers frequently ask for more information about how the garbage collector works in the Compact Framework.  In this blog entry, I’ll address the questions we are most often asked about the collector.  I’ll start by describing the overall model for collections in the Compact Framework.  I’ll then point out a few of the key differences…

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.Net Compact Framework: Versioning, Strong Names and the Global Assembly Cache – Part 1

Hi everyone – My name is Steven Pratschner.  I’m the Program Manager for the CLR that ships as part of the .Net Compact Framework.  I intend to use this blog to post information on various topics related to the Compact Framework, including versioning, interop, diagnostics, performance and so on.  In many cases I’ll cover topics…

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