March, 2006

  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Paging Dr. RAM

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    I get such ... colorful ... comments whenever I do a RAM entry. How could I resist doing another? I've been asked whether there's some way to use spare storage space as a way to extend the RAM on Windows Mobile devices. We'll talk about that in this entry...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Visual Studio and Virtual Memory

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    Visual Studio reserves 1 MB of virtual memory for each of your app's threads by default. This is really more than you are ever likely to need, and virtual memory is limited to 32MB per process, so if you are running out of virtual memory, you should reduce...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Input Tips and Tricks

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    I'm an input junkie. I type in Dvorak on the desktop. I wrote an app to control the desktop mouse with an XBox 360 gamepad. I wrote all of the input bus drivers for the Sega Dreamcast. I once wrote a driver for a chording data puck because I thought the...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Maximizing flash throughput in your apps

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    Ariane in our file system team wrote a great blog entry that describes what an application developer can do to improve file system performance. Anyone who is used to writing files and data to RAM probably found their apps running much more slowly when...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    What's A "Compaction Thread"?

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    I've received a few questions from users who have said that their WM5 device seems to slow down and speed up erratically. (To be clear, we've only heard reports of this happening on two upgrade devices, and not on any of the devices designed specifically...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Powershell trick #2 - creating CertificateStore XML

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    A few weeks ago I wrote about constructing CertificateStore XML by hand. You have to open up the certificate in the browser, and export it as base64 XML, and it's a pain. Here's a Powershell script that makes it much easier. Just pass it the name of...
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    Workaround for LAP: Windows Mobile 5.0

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    Here's an issue for LAP writers , and the associated workaround. Issue: When a 3rd-party LAP is installed on WM5.0, WM5.0 AKU 0.x, WM5.0 AKU1, or WM5.0 AKU1.x, the system will continually force the SIP down when the device is locked. Users will not...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Powershell trick #1 - checking binary signatures

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    I love Monad Powershell. I have been using Powershell lately and it has really made my job easier. It provides a quick and easy way to work with certificates, XML, etc. I'd like to share some of the tricks that I use. Useful Trick #1 - Checking...
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