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  • Blog Post: XNA Game Studio 2.0 Released

    I just got an email about XNA Game Studio 2.0 being released this morning and thought I'd share since XNA includes parts of the .NET Compact Framework. XNA Game Studio is a product from Microsoft that allows you to create games for Windows and the Xbox 360 using C#. We’ve seen a tremendous amount...
  • Blog Post: Changes to NetCFSvcUtil in Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 RTM

    In order to fix a couple of bugs, as well as to enable a few edge case scenarios, there were some changes made to the NetCFSvcUtil. CFClientBase has been modified. There might be a change in the public API of a proxy class depending on the service that was being called. What does this mean...
  • Blog Post: Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 have been released

    The Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework 3.5 have just gone live at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C8174C14-A27D-4148-BF01-86C2E0953EAB&displaylang=en . If you downloaded a previous version, you might want to upgrade as there have been several bug fixes and improvements...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Blocks - Automatic Application Updating and Deployment

    I was browsing through http://www.codeplex.com/ the other day and stumbled up Mobile Blocks. Mobile Blocks is a framework to handle the deployment and maintenance of applications. It touts the following features: It helps you implement a "pull model" to automatically download updates for .NET...
  • Blog Post: Remote Logging WCF on .NET Compact Framework

    Debugging WCF can be hard. Frusteratingly hard. Small details can easily cause failures; A simple namespace mismatch on an XML envelope, for instance, will cause the entire message to be dropped silently by the server. Luckily, WCF with the .NET Framework comes with several logging and debugging tools...
  • Blog Post: Overview of Device Messaging Over the Internet

    The .NET Compact Framework has made programming for Windows Mobile based devices easier than ever and extremely similar to programming with .NET targeting a desktop. Still, there are numerous minute differences between the two that can lead to unexpected and unwanted situations. This posting will go...
  • Blog Post: Using NetCFSvcUtil.exe to interact with ServiceContracts

    Due to size constraints, only a subset of WCF features were ported over, excluding ServiceContract support. Since then a big request we've seen for the .NET Compact Framework is the ability for WCF on devices to be able to interact with servers running ServiceContracts. Currently in order to communicate...
  • Blog Post: Another New Face

    Hello World! It's the phrase that we all learn whenever we delve into a new language, so it felt fitting to start off my blogging with it. I'll be working with the great guys and girls of the .NET Compact Framework, so expect to see some postings about all the fun stuff we'll be working on and releasing...
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