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To disable the Loader Log, follow the above steps and set the value of Enabled to 0.To disable all logging, follow only steps 1-3, and set the value of Enabled to 0.
There are a few optional settings that can be set to configure how the Loader Log is created. For details, please refer to Steven's post. One optional setting I highly recommend is to create application specific log files. This causes the .NET Compact Framework to name the log file based on your application name. For example, if I enable logging with the UseApp option, the log file created for an application called DkTest.exe will be netcf_DkTest_loader.log.To enable application specific log files please make the following addition to the above steps.
Diagnosing the exceptionTo illustrate how the Loader Log can help identify the cause of these exceptions, I created a custom control that was built to incorrectly reference the full .NET Framework version of the System.Windows.Forms assembly. I then built a simple application that used this control. After running the application, the Loader Log contained the following data.MissingType. Class [myControl.CustomButton], Assembly [myControl, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null].Scrolling back up the log file, we find this entry.Failed to load [System.Windows.Forms, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B77A5C561934E089]In examining this entry, we see that the myControl.CustomButton assembly failed to load the System.Windows.Forms assembly. The reason was that the strong name of the System.Windows.Forms assembly (Name, Version, Culture, PublicKeyToken) was not present on my device. Take note of the value of PublicKeyToken. By comparing the PublicKeyToken value of successfully loaded assemblies (ex: System.Xml), we find that, in this instance, they do not match.The PublicKeyToken specified in the strong name for the System.Windows.Forms assembly is that of the full .NET Framework. To date (versions 1 and 2), the .NET Compact Framework uses the 969DB8053D3322AC as it's PublicKeyToken in system assembly strong names.Enjoy!-- DKEdit: Fix UseApp steps
MissingType. Class [myControl.CustomButton], Assembly [myControl, Version=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null].
Failed to load [System.Windows.Forms, Version=1.0.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B77A5C561934E089]
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