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  • Blog Post: Twisted Pixels #3 – Memory Mysteries

    Previous post: Twisted Pixels #2: Doing Graphics! What’s going on? To recap – I have a program that works in the emulator, but does not run on real hardware. The question is why. After reading the following memory model posts: Slaying the Virtual Memory Monster ( http://blogs.msdn.com/hegenderfer...
  • Blog Post: Windows® Marketplace for Mobile Developer Strategy Announced!

    When Windows® Marketplace for Mobile was originally announced on February 16th, we indicated that additional information would be available soon. Well, the waiting is over. Today, Microsoft announced the developer strategy for the next generation of Windows® Phones , which includes a number of key benefits...
  • Blog Post: Developing Location Aware Applications for Windows Mobile

    Though I’ve posted on the Windows Mobile team blog before, it occurs to me that I’ve never taken the time to introduce myself. My name is Joshua Partlow and, like Jim Causey, I’m a member of the Windows Mobile documentation team. I have a background in computer engineering and a passion for mobile technology...
  • Blog Post: 24 Hours of Windows Mobile Application Development

    Over the past few months Windows Mobile Community PM Constanze Roman and MVP Maarten Struys have been hosting a series of 24 webcasts dedicated to Windows Mobile application development. The latest was last Wednesday and focused on the subject of testing Windows Mobile applications. For those of you...
  • Blog Post: MARK Your Calendars: Part 13 of 24 Hours of Windows Mobile Application Development Webcast Series is coming up December 17th

    Please join us tomorrow, Wednesday December 17, 2008 at 10 AM PST for part 13 of our Webcast series. The topic of tomorrow’s webcast will be Testing your Windows Mobile Applications . During tomorrow’s Webcast, MVP Maarten Struys , Windows Mobile Community PM Constanze Roman , and I will be talking about...
  • Blog Post: Uninstalling Applications Programmatically in Windows Mobile

    Hello there! Since it's the first time I post in this blog, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jin Zhang and I've been the tester for Application Management for the past year. If you are wondering what Application Management is, it consists of wceload (and related binaries), cabwiz and cabsigntool...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Architecture Pocket Guide

    The Microsoft Patterns & Practices (p&p) team delivers applied engineering guidance that helps software architects, developers, and their teams take full advantage of Microsoft’s platform technologies in their custom application development efforts. Working with the Windows Mobile team the p&p...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Windows Mobile Development.

    I have heard comments like "I am new to Windows Mobile development. Where should I start? What books do you recommend?" So if you are a complete beginner, let me tell you what you need to get started: 1. You will need to install Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Standard Edition or above (Express...
  • Blog Post: Which icon sizes should I use in my application?

    We've covered icons in the past, but I thought it was a good idea to review this information because I often see applications that use incorrect icon sizes. At a high level, here are the icon sizes Windows Mobile developers need to be aware of: Windows Mobile Professional and Classic devices (formerly...
  • Blog Post: Faster C#

    Hi everybody, my name is Roshan Khan and I’m a dev working on Windows Mobile at MS. I’ve been working at the Mobile Devices division for the past 18 months. For the majority of my day I’m working in C++ and on a few unfortunate occasions assembly. Whenever I get the chance however, I try to push managed...
  • Blog Post: Why can't I copy programs out of \Windows?

    I've seen people internally and externally ask for help copying files out of \Windows on the device, usually EXEs and DLL files. I'm not sure what their end goal - sometimes it's to try those binaries on a different device but there are probably other reasons too. In general, it's pretty hard to do this...
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