New .NET Mobile Developer articles are posted

Fresh off the, uh, press. Enjoy! Northwind Pocket Service: Field Service for Windows Mobile-Based Pocket PC Learn about enterprise mobile solution business aspects and how to develop mobile enterprise applications for Windows Mobile 2003-based Pocket PCs using Visual Studio .NET, .NET Compact Framework, and the Windows Mobile 2003 SDK. The source code in this white…

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Switching Emulator Skins in Visual Studio 2003/eVC

The Windows Mobile guys got a question on their blog this morning about changing the skin on our current shipping emulators so they look like different devices. Here’s what Larry had to say about it: The emulator engine is actually included in eVC and Visual Studio .NET 2003 – when you install the SDK, you…

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.NET CF team has their team blog up

The .NET CF team just launched their team blog. Between that blog, this blog, and the Windows Mobile blog everyone should now have a plethora of RSS feeds to read on the latest in mobile devices and device development. 🙂 They’ve gone with a lovely shade of green as well for their skin. It complements…

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Localizing native Smartphone applications

Over in the news:microsoft.public.smartphone.developer newsgroup someone asked how to localize the application name that appears in the program list. This is really not an obvious thing to do, and I know we documented it once but I couldn’t find the information. A fellow named Riki, however, posted back with a great writeup on his site…


What’s new in Smart Device Projects in Visual Studio 2005

We’ve recently posted an overview of “What’s New” in VS 2005 for device developers… check it out at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/teams/devices/whatsnew/default.aspx [Author: Ori Amiga]


Running code during application installation

A pretty common question on our developer newsgroups is how to run code during the installation of an application to Pocket PC or Smartphone. This can be particularly helpful on uninstall where you need to remove files that are created by your application at run time, rather than install time. Setup DLLs can be used…

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OpenNETCF.org releases v1.2 of their framework

The fine folks at OpenNETCF.org released version 1.2 of their framework today. It’s a fantastic add-on to the .NET Comapct Framework that adds all sorts of great new controls and class libraries to ease device development. Here’s what’s new in this release, according to their press release: “New to this release: support for Web Service…


The VSD Team Blog

I am really very excited to have a Team Blog for the Visual Studio for device team. Our team provides developments tool such and eVC 4.0, and Smart Devices Projects in VS 2003 and the upcoming Visual Studio 2005. Over the next few days, you will see many more interests bits from the VSD team on…


Where do you wish you could extend Visual Studio?

Welcome to the Visual Studio for Devices team blog 🙂 One of my first projects in my new role is to think about extensibility in Visual Studio as it relates to devices and device projects. In using previous versions of Visual Studio where do you wish you could hook into it to make your device development…

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