• David Kline

    Blue Angels show

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    Today's show was great! It turned out to be a much clearer day than yesterday was (today: cloudless, mid-80s) -- perfect for watching the Blue Angels. Enjoy! -- DK [Edit: 2004-08-09 - pic removed due to server performance]
  • David Kline

    Going to see the Blue Angels

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    For those of you who don't live in the Seattle area, this weekend is SeaFair . For me, SeaFair has always been the time to avoid going anywhere near Lake Washington. The traffic, hydroplane race noise, etc usually keeps me away. Two years ago, I forgot...
  • David Kline

    How do I force my NetCF v1 application to run against NetCF v2?

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    In my “NetCF v2 now supports NTLM” post , I mentioned that the 3 ways to gain NTLM support with existing code are: Building your application against the v2 beta Uninstall v1 from your device (not possible on PPC 2003 devices, as v1...
  • David Kline

    Where do I get the NetCF v2 beta?

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    I've recently been asked where the .NET Compact Framework version 2 beta is availble for download. The NetCF beta is part of the .NET Framework SDK version 2.0 beta ( http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=916EC067-8BDC-4737-9430-6CEC9667655C&displaylang...
  • David Kline

    NetCF application hanging when remote server disconnects from the network?

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    I've been seeing a few reports of NetCF web service applications hanging when the target server disconnects from the network. If you are experiencing this, I may have a solution for you. What we have found is that if the server disconnects before sending...
  • David Kline

    Major Flashback....

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    Today brought me back the mid-1980s big time.... I stopped by my local book/CD/DVD store and picked up Season 1 of “ Sledge Hammer! ”. Now, while I did know this was coming, I had forgotten just how funny the show was... For those who have...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF applications with CorDbg - Part VI: Function evaluation

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    Previous debugger series entries: I , II , III , IV , V This week's installment of the debugging NetCF applicaitons using CorDbg series covers function evaluation ( funceval). Commands referenced f[unceval] Function evaluation newo[bj] Create a...
  • David Kline

    RichInk control being removed from NetCF version 2

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    The .NET Compact Framework team is looking at removing the RickInk control from our version 2 product (it currently still exists, as of v2 beta1). For those not familiar with the RichInk control, it allows you to save the contents of the control in...
  • David Kline

    NTLM authentication support in NetCF

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    Many folks have asked the .NET Compact Framework team when our HTTP client was going to support NTLM authentication. For version 1 (and all service packs) our answer was: 'Sorry, we do not support NTLM. You may wish to locate a third party solution or...
  • David Kline

    New Hawking theory on Black Holes!!!

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    This is seriously cool stuff! I once went to a lecture by Dr. Hawking... one of the most amazing nights I have ever spent. Now he has a new theory around black holes -- and it may actually have cost him a bet on the subject. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
  • David Kline

    Congrats, NASA, on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch

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    Thirty-five years, today, since Apollo 11 took off and headed for the moon! http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/apollo11/index.html Here's to hoping we, as a species, goes back.... soon. -- DK
  • David Kline

    .NET Compact Framework V1.0 SP3 Beta Release

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    For those who may have missed the announcement from Jonathan Wells.... The NetCF team invites you to test drive the V1.0 SP3 beta release. Jonathan's page has the details on how to get the beta and the issues addressed. Please give this a spin and...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF apps with cordbg - Part V: Breakpoints, stepping and setip

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    In the first four parts of this series, we have covered the background data needed to debug .NET Compact Framework applications with cordbg.exe ( getting connected , handy modes , unsupported commands and v2 beta 1 ). For the remainder of this series...
  • David Kline

    IPv6 and the NetCF v2 beta

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    One of the new features of the .NET Compact Framework v2 beta is support for IPv6. Unlike the full .NET Framework, you do not need to explicitly enable IPv6 in NetCF -- if your device has support for IPv6 installed, it will be available to NetCF applications...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF applications with cordbg - Part IV

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    In the first three parts of this series, I discussed the preliminaries of using cordbg to debug NetCF projects: getting connected , debugger modes and unsupported commands . In today's installment, I want to introduce NetCF v2.0 beta 1 and the changes...
  • David Kline

    Thirteen years? Already?

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    Thirteen years ago today, I arrived in building 15 (now demolished) on the Microsoft campus for new employee orientation -- as a new support engineer for MS-DOS 5...Now, I'm one of the "old guys" (as a current team member so kindly called me) and have...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF applications using cordbg -- Part III

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    In Part II of NetCF debugging with cordbg, I talked about my favorite debugger modes. Today, I want to discuss the cordbg commands which are not supported when debugging .NET Compact Framework projects. Please note that this list is accurate as of...
  • David Kline

    Why do I get SocketExceptions on NetCF when setting some socket options?

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    I am frequently asked why NetCF applications encounter a SocketException when attempting to use some socket options, when applications written to the full .NET Framework do not. The companion question is invariably "Is this a bug in NetCF?". If the result...
  • David Kline

    Debugging NetCF Applications using cordbg.exe - Part II

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    In Part I of NetCF debugging with cordbg, I showed you how to get the debugger connected to your process. In this part, I'm going to talk a little about cordbg's mode command. But before we get to that, I had a question from a reader as to why the...
  • David Kline

    Debugging .NET Compact Framework applications using the .NET SDK command line debugger (cordbg.exe) - Part I

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    I've gotten a number of requests for instructions on how to use the .NET SDK's command line debugger (cordbg.exe) to debug NetCF applications. While you would think this should be pretty straight forward, there are a number of hoops to jump through. ...
  • David Kline

    "I don't want to walk him... they'll wave the chickens at me"

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    Yesterday, the SF Giants began selling rubber chickens decorated with the team colors and logo. According to the article in the link below, fans are instructed to wave them at the first sign of an intentional walk. With Barry Bonds on the team, I wonder...
  • David Kline

    Deserializing OR'ed flags without the XmlSerializer

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    Most applications need to save state from time to time. On the full .NET Framework, this is quite easy, just use the XmlSerializer to serialize your state object. On the .NET Compact Framework, there is no public XmlSerializer (at least, not for version...
  • David Kline

    Increasing web service client performance

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    As the demand for web enabled smart devices grows, more and more mobile applications will be using web services. Many of the folks who are already using web services with the .NET Compact Framework (NetCF) have come to me with performance issues. More...
  • David Kline

    Howdy folks

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    All logs need an introduction post, so.... here it is :) I've been at Microsoft for a good long time (since 1991) and have been involved with a number of very cool products (Windows 95, Windows NT/2000, DirectX). Prior to joining Microsoft, I attended...
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