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jonathan wells, product manager
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  • Visual Studio

    More .NET Compact Framework-based Games

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    Yesterday I blogged about 4 .NET Compact Framework-based games that I found on Handango . I've have been doing some digging around since and have found these others for our enjoyment: From SilkeSoft (Shareware) - Silke Chess for Pocket PC - Silke Bridge...
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    Tablet PC Developer Competition - Win $100k

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    “Think mobile. Win big. If you are an independent solutions vendor (ISV), you’ve spent most of your professional life waiting for an opportunity like this—and now it’s here. The question is: Are you up for the challenge? Microsoft...
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    Presizing collections can dramatically** improve performance

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    Lance's blog entry Best Practice: Set Minimum Capacity holds true for the .NET Compact Framework too. This advice is also Scott Holden's (Scott is the .NET Compact Framework team Development Lead) number one tip for improving performance. When working...
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    DeKlarit 3.0 includes .NET Compact Framework support!

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    “DeKlarit turns Visual Studio .NET into a RAD tool for the business logic and data layers. It is a lifecycle tool that helps you design, develop and maintain database applications. DeKlarit provides a simple way to design database applications using...
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    Accessing Serial Ports from the .NET Compact Framework

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    Here are some .NET Compact Framework Serial Port resources that I know of: - OpenNETCF.IO.Serial Class - Richard Grier's CFSerialIO class - Chris Tacke's P/Invoking Serial APIs MSDN article
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    OpenNETCF.org celebrates 1st anniversary with the release of Smart Device Framework

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    Earlier this week OpenNETCF.org officially launched it's Smart Device Framework , check it out! “The Smart Device Framework enriches and extends the .NET Compact Framework. It consists of new and existing class libraries and controls, which are...
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    .NET Compact Framework Games on Handango

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    Can the .NET Compact Framework do games ? You bet! Here are a few listed on Handango: - Four Shields (Pocket PC) - Square Master (Pocket PC) - Valentin Iliescu Chess (Pocket PC) - Valentin Iliescu Chess (Smartphone)
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    Web service calls and performance

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    While on the subject of performance... Have you ever wondered why the first call to a method on a Web service takes more time than subsequent calls? The first time a method on a Web service is called causes the soap client to reflect over the Web service...
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    Performance and the .NET Compact Framework

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    I was reading CJCraft's Blog today (check CJ's cool new “ Creating a desktop remote control “ article on Code Project) and stumbled across an entry that points to an interesting performance presentation by Jim Wilson , get it here: http:/...
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    Check out Box and Fox on .NET Rocks!

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    Jon Box and Dan Fox, authors of Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework speak about their book and smart device programming on .NET Rocks - The Internet Talk Show for .NET Developers. The March 22, 2004 Box_Fox_Rox episode is here...
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    Mobile2Market Application Contest 4 Grand Prizes $25k each...

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    “Submit applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones to the Microsoft Mobile2Market Application Contest for your chance to win one of four grand prizes for US $25,000, application distribution plus featured promotions. The first...
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    Jim Wilson's MDC04 Pre-Conference Workshop Material Available

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    Jim Wilson packed Introduction to Windows Mobile Developer MDC04 pre-conference workshop is available from his blog, check it out at: http://blog.jwhedgehog.com/200403archive001.asp#1080184952001
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    Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition to drive hardware innovation

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    This week at MDC we launched Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition. This update is all about enabling hardware innovation by introducing the following to the Windows Mobile platform: Landscape orientation for Pocket PC, VGA support for Pocket PC...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview Screenshots

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    Michael Yuan , Irwin Rodrigues (Group Product Manager) from the Microsoft Mobile Devices division and I met yesterday to discuss Windows Mobile 2003 Second Editon and the new device-related features in Visual Studio 2005. Michael has some screenshots...
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    Win one of five HP4150 iPaqs in Code Project competition!

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    The Code Project has just announced a .NET Compact Framework competition with winners vying for five HP4150 iPaqs . “Write an application that targets the .NET Compact Framework. Make it interesting. Make it useful. Make it cool. You have...
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    .NET Compact Framework turns 1.0 today...

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    Happy 1st birthday .NET Compact Framework! One year ago today, in New Orleans , Bill Gates officially launched the .NET Compact Framework . It has been quite an eventful year: - the smartdevices.microsoftdev.com web site was launched and...
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    More Poster and Coaster!!!

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    Thank you all for your patience regarding Poster and Coaster . I have almost cleared the current backlog of requests; so those of you who haven't heard from me yet can expect an email soon. I have decided that I am going to keep the offer open indefinitely...
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    Pardon my FAQ!!!!

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    It has just become apparent to me that during the 3 or so months that the comprehensive .NET Compact Framework FAQ has been around, that the feedback email address is incorrect. The correct email address for requesting and suggesting FAQ items is netcfaq...
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    HOW TO: Detect a hardware keyboard

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    I recently received an email from Idelso, a .NET Compact Framework developer asking: Q: How can we, programmatically, detect (for Pocket PC OS) if a PDA or phone has a built-in keyboard, so we do not have to use the Soft Input Panel (SIP) control?...
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