April, 2005

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About David Kline

Hi, I'm David Kline.  I have been at Microsoft since July 1991.  Before then, I attended the University of Washington, in Seattle, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Technology.

I began my Microsoft career as a Support Engineer for MS-DOS 5.  Just under three years later, I joined the Windows 95 test team and have worked on many products and many technologies.  I am currently working on the .NET Compact Framework team (since August 2000) and, as evidenced by the multitude of subjects covered on this weblog, continue to be involved in several technologies.

For the past three years, I have been attending and speaking at the Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC) and very much enjoy getting to meet our customers and my readers.

I'm going to finish off this intro with an excerpt from my MEDC 2007 bio (in true bio style, it's written in the third person):

"When he's not busy playing with mobile devices, developer tools and testing technologies, he enjoys strong coffee, zombie movies, classic jazz and playing the saxophone."

Take care, happy reading and hope to see you at a future conference!
-- DK

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    Running NetCF v1 Applications on v2 - Part II

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    Several months ago, I posted on using an application configuration file to instruct your NetCF v1 application to run against NetCF v2. As with Beta 1, this file must be named <appname>.exe.config and must be located in the same directory as your...
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    Using Run to Cursor to set one time breakpoints

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    A week or so ago, I posted on using Visual Studio's Watch window to modify an application's user interface. This week, I'd like to show you another of my favorite Visual Studio debugger features: Run to Cursor . Once again, I will use the NetCF WebCrawler...
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    .NET Compact Framework v2 Beta 2 is Now Available!

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    Just a note that the .NET Compact Framework v2 Beta2 release is now available! You can either get it as part of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 or the .NET Framework SDK Beta 2. The version number for Beta 2 is 2.0.5056. If you are using Visual Studio 2005...
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    Easy data entry using the debugger

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    If you've ever used a Pocket PC device, you are likely familiar with the SIP keyboard -- it's that little mini keyboard that pops up on the bottom of the screen. When debugging, you can save yourself some time by entering data into your text boxes using...
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    Exploring The NetCF WebCrawler Sample III - Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

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    In the first part of this series, I discussed how the WebCrawler uses an HTTP HEAD request to determine if the URL can be crawled (points to an HTML page). The Visual Studio.NET 2003 version of the WebCrawler used a very simple check of the Content-Type...
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    Determining the NetCF version while debugging

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    Have you ever wondered, while debugging, what the exact version of the .NET Compact Framework was being used by the debuggee? If so, Visual Studio's Immediate Window can help. Several months ago, I discussed how to cause a NetCF v1 application to run...
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