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  • .NETCF 3.5 Breaking Changes

    I came across this useful list of breaking changes in the .NETCF 3.5 runtime and thought I'd blog it here before I lose the URL:-
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 03-13-2009
  • Antialisasing and .NETCF

    On the newsgroup, a developer asked if it was possible to use antialiasing on a Label font. By default on Windows Mobile the text does not use antialiasing unless you turn on the global ClearType option under Settings > System > Screen > ClearType. The platform has the capability to smooth fonts...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 04-02-2008
  • Exception Messages on .NETCF v3.5

    Martijn Hoogendoorn provides a description of how to avoid the message:- " An error message is available for this exception but cannot be displayed because these messages are optional and are not currently installed on this device. Please install ‘’ for Windows Mobile...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 03-06-2008
  • How To: Get System Power State Name and Flags

    A question came up on our forums and so I investigated writing a wrapper for the GetSystemPowerState API function. This allows you to retrieve the power state name, and also a bitmask of flags - Is the backlight on, is the device password protected etc. This is the result in VB.NET. We will add it to...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 02-23-2008
  • How To: Programmatically Scroll Controls

    A number of controls within .NETCF have built in ScrollBars. Occasionally you may want to operate these programmatically on behalf of the user. When you do this you want both the control to scroll and the scrollbars to correctly reflect the current position. Faced with this requirement I found a solution...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 02-12-2008
  • HttpWebRequest Exceptions under .NETCF

    While testing code using HttpWebRequest it can be observed in the debug output that a number of exceptions are thrown within the GetResponse call of a HttpWebRequest. If you run exactly the same code on the desktop you don't see this behaviour. For reference the following is a simple example which...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 01-09-2008
  • Determine Platform - .NETCF 3.5 and earlier

    One of the new features in v3.5 of the Compact Framework is the ability to easily detect the platform you are running on from Smartphone (Standard Edition), PocketPC (Classic or Professional Editions) or WinCEGeneric (Everything else). The code is very straight-forward:- using Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms;...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by PeterFoot on 11-23-2007
  • New Networking Component

    In The Hand Ltd today released Networking In The Hand, a developer library for the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5 Beta. This library adds additional networking functionality not found in in the Compact Framework while matching the object model used in the full .NET framework to make it easy to share...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 09-21-2007
  • System.Media.SoundPlayer versus the PlaySound API

    In .NETCF v3.5 there is a new namespace - System.Media which brings audio support to the Compact Framework. Previously the common way to add sounds to your application was to use the PlaySound API (either P/Invoking yourself or using one of many wrappers). Now that the framework itself has built-in support...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 08-21-2007
  • Multiline Button

    On the newsgroup somebody asked how to have multiple lines of text on a .NETCF Button control. The native control supports this but the appropriate style is not set by default. The following code snippet shows how to enable this:- private const int BS_MULTILINE = 0x00002000; private const int GWL_STYLE...
    Posted to Peter Foot (Weblog) by Anonymous on 07-27-2007
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