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Free space on Storage Cards

You can determine the total size of a Storage Card and available free bytes using the GetDiskFreeSpaceEx API function. Below is a “mini-wrapper” around the function which returns a structure with the three return values. You’ll notice in this example I’m marshalling longs (64bit Integers), values greater than 32bit cannot be marshalled by value but […]

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A day of upgrades

I followed Neil and Alex‘s lead and upgraded my blog to dasBlog too. Luckily because dasBlog is an evolution of BlogX the migration was pretty smooth. I may well tweak the theme slightly yet though because I miss my roadsign 🙂 I’ve also flashed my iPaq 2210 with the latest 1.10 ROM (Thanks to Ed at […]

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NETCF

New Controls article posted

I’ve posted a new article to OpenNETCF.org about hosting Native windows controls from within the .NET Compact Framework. The approach used allows you to host the control within a Control object and receive notification back from the control thus supporting Events. The first control to use this technique was the HTMLViewer in the Smart Device […]

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NETCF

A consistent way to get native window handles (HWND)

In the full desktop framework all Controls and Forms expose the Handle property which represents the native window handle of the control – this can be passed to API functions. In the Compact Framework this property is not implemented. In the Smart Device Framework we have created the OpenNETCF.Windows.Forms.IWin32Window interface which matches the equivalent interface on […]

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Native

eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 Service Pack 3

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5BB36F3E-5B3D-419A-9610-2FE53815AE3B&displaylang=en This latest service pack solves a number of issues encountered when working with multiple CE.NET 4.x versions 4.0, 4.1 etc. the full details are available on Amit’s weblog.

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NETCF

Browse and search Source Code

To co-incide with our latest source-code release of the Smart Device Framework, we’ve implemented an online source browser which you can use to view our complete portfolio of code. One of the features of this is the ability to search for keywords in the code. A good example of why you might want to do […]

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NETCF

Smart Device Framework poster

To give an overview of the various namespaces, classes, structures and interfaces which make up the OpenNETCF Smart Device Framework, I have created a poster – which you can now download in PDF format and print out as big as you want from the link below:- OpenNETCF Posters I’ll also be uploading shortly a further refresh to […]

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So what do you think of OpenNETCF?

The OpenNETCF Survey As we are approaching our first anniversary (and so is the .NET Compact Framework itself which was officially announced last March) we are interested to understand what you think of the code, articles etc we have created so far and what you would like to see from us in the future. We […]

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Microsoft Mobile Dev Con just over a month away

Kevin Lisota has just posted about his excitement for the upcoming MDC in San Francisco. It’s shaping up to be a really interesting event and of course OpenNETCF will be providing an exciting session:- “CLI345 – Developing Real-world Smart Device Applications with Visual Studio .NET 2003, .NET Compact Framework and OpenNETCF SmartDevice Framework The .NET […]

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NETCF

Smart Device Framework released into wild

The Smart Device Framework, OpenNETCF’s ambitious collection of tools, libraries and controls has now been released. If you are a .NETCF developer you have to check this out:- http://www.opennetcf.org/smartdeviceframework.asp   Enjoy!