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  • Moving from WinForms to XAML Runtime on Windows Embedded Compact

    I recently found an old set of slides I created for TechEd NZ a few years ago which collected together useful information for moving from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone. It struck me that some of this would also be useful for the Embedded XAML Runtime when considering moving code from a traditional...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 06-07-2013
  • Use Team Foundation Service for Embedded Projects

    Microsoft's hosted TFS ( ) provides a cloud hosted TFS project collection which is free for small teams. It works neatly with VS2012 which is fine for Windows Store and Windows Phone project types but for .NET Compact Framework development we are still stuck with using...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 04-20-2013
  • WriteableBitmapEx for Windows Embedded Compact 7

    I have ported René Schulte 's excellent WriteableBitmapEx project to run on Windows Embedded Compact 7. The original library supports drawing across various XAML user interfaces - Silverlight, Windows Phone, WPF and Windows 8 Apps. Because XAML In The Hand exposes an object model which matches...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 10-15-2012
  • Connect Visual Studio 2008 to TFS2012 or Team Foundation Service Preview

    Now that there is a new release of Team Foundation Server you may consider upgrading. However if you still work on projects for the .NET Compact Framework you'll still be using Visual Studio 2008. Luckily there is an update available to allow VS2008 to connect to a TFS2012 server or the new Team...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 09-03-2012
  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile 6.x to be Discontinued

    If you publish apps on the old Marketplace for Windows Mobile 6.x you should have received reminders that the service will be discontinued in two weeks. If you have been using our Mobile In The Hand product with a managed code app there are a couple of issues to be aware of. Our libraries contain the...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 05-03-2012
  • Managing Processes and Memory With Mobile In The Hand 7.0

    .NET Compact Framework The Compact Framework provides the capability to start a separate process from your code, and stop it but it doesn’t give you more detailed information about what is running and what components are in use. Windows CE includes the optional ToolHelp component (present in all Windows...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 04-19-2011
  • Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with Mobile In The Hand 7.0

    This is the first in a series of posts about Mobile In The Hand 7.0 which brings a collection of reusable components to the .NET Compact Framework. This latest version is updated to support all versions of Windows Mobile including Windows Embedded Handheld, All versions of Windows Embedded Compact (in...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 04-15-2011
  • Mobile In The Hand 4.2 Released

    This latest update includes a number of performance enhancements and wider device compatibility. A new SystemEvents class is added in the InTheHand.Win32 namespace which allows you to monitor power changes on devices which do not support the State and Notifications Broker (Pocket PC 2003 and all Windows...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 05-10-2010
  • Mobile In The Hand 4.1

    While this week has very much been focussed on Windows Phone 7 so far we also released the latest version of our Mobile In The Hand suite for the .NET Compact Framework. Along with some bug-fixes (several around EmailMessage functionality) and performance improvements there are a lot of new features...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 03-16-2010
  • Application and File Icons with Mobile In The Hand 4.0

    There are a number of scenarios in which you want to retrieve the icon associated with a particular executable or other file type. One example is when building a file browser, you might also want to extract the icon associated with your application or another. The full .NET framework contains Icon.ExtractAssociatedIcon...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 01-26-2010
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