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jonathan wells, product manager

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    J# and the .NET Compact Framework?

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    Itai Frenkel , writes : " J# will rescue Smartphones WMS ( Windows Mobile-based Smartphones ) does not have many games and is not doing so well in the consumer market. Game developers prefer Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), becuase it is supported by Symbian...
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    MSDN Smart Client Developer Center: Rebooted

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    The MSDN Smart Client Developer Center has recently received a face lift... Chris Sells joins me as co-editor for the new and improved site. 'The goal of the site is to help you understand smart clients, what they are, when they are most appropriate,...
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    Looking for experienced .NET Framework / .NET Compact Framework / Smart Client Developers...

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    I have been receiving a bunch of requests lately from companies asking if I can suggest experienced developers for a variety of positions that they have available. If you are an experienced smart client / .NET Framework / .NET Compact Framework (any or...
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    FotoVision has arrived (End2End Smart Client Shared Source Sample)

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    “The FotoVision sample allows you to easily share photos on the web and demonstrates a variety of .NET technologies including Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Web services, and the .NET Compact Framework. It consists of a desktop, web, and Pocket PC sample...
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    "WeROCK 247 .NET" - a complete end to end Smart Client sample

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    Whether or not you are new to Smart Client development be sure to check this site out: http://www.learn247.net/werock247 “This project contains material based around developing Smart Clients for .NET and is based around a virtual rock group....
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    Who wants a .NET Compact Framework Class Library Poster?

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    One of the first things that I wanted to do when I joined the .NET Compact Framework Team was to create a .NET Compact Framework Class Library poster. This has been on my task list for well over a year now. Well I'm pleased to report that I marked this...
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    Learn247.NET - a message from Lester Madden re We Rock 247 .NET

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    Lest writes: Hi guys, Sorry for the performance of the Learn247 site when trying to download the WeRock247 code recently, we have been inundated with users looking to download the code and it has slowed us down a little. I am often asked when...
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    .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Beta

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    The Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Product Team would like to invite you to participate in their beta program for 1.0 Service Pack 3. To sign up, please use this special Guest Account below to access a nomination survey on http://Beta.Microsoft...
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    Internet Explorer - Page Not Found! ARRRGH!

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    short version: If you cannot browse the Internet but can use applications like Instant Messenger etc... then check that you don't have a whole bunch of spyware on your machine. Search the Internet Explorer newsgroups for "page not found" or spyware before...
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    More on the .NET Compact Framework Class Library poster...

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    Michael Yuan requested an image of the poster, so here it is. Boy I tell ya, it sure wasn't easy to get this up on the blog; especially considering that I thought it would be just a quick cut n paste job. A few people have asked whether I would ship...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 download options

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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 mark the next generation of developer tools from Microsoft. Download the beta today! Professional Visual Studio 2010 Professional Beta 1 – Web Installer Visual Studio 2010 Professional...
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    Amazon.com and the .NET Compact Framework

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    Dan Fox demonstrates how to use the Amazon developer kit and Amazon Web service from a .NET Compact Framework-based application.
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    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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    Windows Filtering Platform Sample

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    Download sample, WFPSample.exe . This is a Windows Filtering Platform sample project for the Windows Vista version of the Windows Driver Kit (WDK, also known as WinDDK 6000). The purpose of this sample code is to demonstrate the use of the Windows...
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    Poster and Coaster Request

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    A couple of requests to ease the burden on my 'ctrl', 'c' and 'v' keys - which have been rubbed clean ;-). If possible could you include your contact details in your email in vcard format (you should be able to drag your own contact details from your...
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    Announcing: Testing for and Responding to Network Connections in the .NET Compact Framework

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    Testing for and Responding to Network Connections in the .NET Compact Framework ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/NetworkComponent.asp ) An article on this subject has been long overdue. This article was written by Dan Fox and...
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    .NET Compact Framework SDK?

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    A thread developed under Mike Hall's “ Star Wars day is coming... and interesting Survey on CodeProject... ” post, in which Mike Kozlowski asks why there is no .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SDK. This is a fair question Mike and one that is asked...
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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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    Mobile patterns & practices Survey!

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    Further to my previous post calling for comments on mobile patterns. A survey is now online to capture your feedback. If are interested in seeing some mobile patterns please take a moment to fill out the survey. "The Smart Client Team at Microsoft patterns...
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    .netcpu Development System

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    .netcpu Corporation's new '.NET' Embedded development kit includes a .netcpu CPU Module, a general purpose microcontroller for programming embedded solutions using C# and the Microsoft .NET Embedded CLR. Use the kit to experiment with projects such as...
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    .NET Framework-based Google Deskbar Plug-in Development Kit

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    "With the Google Deskbar API, you can write plug-ins to add your own features to the Google Deskbar. Plug-ins can be written in any .NET language, such as C# or Visual Basic.NET." More details here . I stumbled upon the SDK while reading Vasanth's blog...
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    Mobile Application Development Toolkit - Available for download

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    The Mobile Application Development Toolkit provides all the resources you need to start building mobile applications for Windows Mobile-based Smartphone and Pocket PC devices. This includes offers on hardware and software from industry-leading partners...
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    Resources for Packaging and Deploying .NET Compact Framework-based applications

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    MSDN Help Topics Walkthrough: Generating Custom CAB files for Device Projects - view Distributing Device Applications - view Deploying a SQL Server CE Application - view Deploy a SQL Server CE application using a combination of IIS and ActiveSync systems...
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    PLEASE COMMENT: Patterns and Practices and the .NET Compact Framework

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    I am current working with my counterpart in the Patterns and Practices group on a schedule for potential .NET Compact Framework patterns and guidance. Is there something that you have been looking for or needing in the way of patterns, guides and / or...
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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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