Twisted Pixels #3 – Memory Mysteries

Previous post: Twisted Pixels #2: Doing Graphics!  What’s going on? To recap – I have a program that works in the emulator, but does not run on real hardware.  The question is why. After reading the following memory model posts: Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster (http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer/archive/2007/08/31/slaying-the-virtual-memory-monster.aspx) Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster – Part II (http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer/archive/2007/10/01/slaying-the-virtual-memory-monster-part-ii.aspx)…

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Windows® Marketplace for Mobile Developer Strategy Announced!

When Windows® Marketplace for Mobile was originally announced on February 16th, we indicated that additional information would be available soon. Well, the waiting is over. Today, Microsoft announced the developer strategy for the next generation of Windows® Phones, which includes a number of key benefits for developers. In our previous post, we discussed how Marketplace…

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Developing Location Aware Applications for Windows Mobile

Though I’ve posted on the Windows Mobile team blog before, it occurs to me that I’ve never taken the time to introduce myself. My name is Joshua Partlow and, like Jim Causey, I’m a member of the Windows Mobile documentation team. I have a background in computer engineering and a passion for mobile technology. A…

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24 Hours of Windows Mobile Application Development

Over the past few months Windows Mobile Community PM Constanze Roman and MVP Maarten Struys have been hosting a series of 24 webcasts dedicated to Windows Mobile application development. The latest was last Wednesday and focused on the subject of testing Windows Mobile applications.  For those of you that missed the webcast, you can still…

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MARK Your Calendars: Part 13 of 24 Hours of Windows Mobile Application Development Webcast Series is coming up December 17th

Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday December 17, 2008 at 10 AM PST for part 13 of our Webcast series. The topic of tomorrow’s webcast will be Testing your Windows Mobile Applications. During tomorrow’s Webcast, MVP Maarten Struys, Windows Mobile Community PM Constanze Roman, and I will be talking about testing Windows Mobile applications. In this…

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Uninstalling Applications Programmatically in Windows Mobile

Hello there! Since it’s the first time I post in this blog, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jin Zhang and I’ve been the tester for Application Management for the past year. If you are wondering what Application Management is, it consists of wceload (and related binaries), cabwiz and cabsigntool. This might be an old topic but…

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Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide

The Microsoft Patterns & Practices (p&p) team delivers applied engineering guidance that helps software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their custom application development efforts. Working with the Windows Mobile team the p&p team has updated their Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide, which provides real world information and best…

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Getting Started with Windows Mobile Development.

I have heard comments like “I am new to Windows Mobile development. Where should I start? What books do you recommend?”   So if you are a complete beginner, let me tell you what you need to get started:   1.     You will need to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Standard Edition or above (Express…


Which icon sizes should I use in my application?

We’ve covered icons in the past, but I thought it was a good idea to review this information because I often see applications that use incorrect icon sizes. At a high level, here are the icon sizes Windows Mobile developers need to be aware of: Windows Mobile Professional and Classic devices (formerly known as “Pocket…

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Faster C#

Hi everybody, my name is Roshan Khan and I’m a dev working on Windows Mobile at MS. I’ve been working at the Mobile Devices division for the past 18 months. For the majority of my day I’m working in C++  and on a few unfortunate occasions assembly. Whenever I get the chance however, I try…

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