July 2003 - Posts
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This is on the bottom of the download page, but I
thought I would put it out here. Heeeeeere's the fix list:
.NET Compact Framework 1.0 Service Pack 1
Defect Fix List:
App would not launch properly if it
were already running and showing MessageBox when the user navigated out to
Application terminates with a first-chance exception in gwes.exe when
typing quickly in a textbox
Authentication state handling errors in http
Auto scroll - scrollbars aren't removed until control is inside bounds
Auto scroll - with control sitting bottom left, should get both
scrollbars when control moved over right edge
returns less bytes than asked
DataRowCollection.Find Method Returning
Don't get GotFocus Event for first control in form
should move to the next control when the current control with the focus gets
Force tear down of sockets after dialup disconnect
not using credentials from supplied proxy object
If a focused control
property is changed while the application is in the background it loses its
Improved code cache performance and memory utilization on ARM
Improved network media sense / connection management
Improved performance of Controls
InvalidOperationException when polymorphic type is returned and in
the same namespace as the service
Memory leak in the ControlCollection
Native exception thrown while setting the RadioButton.Checked property
Native exception while calling String.Intern()
Parsing of Numeric
values is not working correctly on some locales (specially affects VB
Problem receiving empty arrays mixed with other data
Control - thumb in wrong position after setting AutoScrollPosition
Control throws not supported exception setting AutoScroll=false
should go away when app 100% client sized control is returned back to 100%
inside client area
System.Type.GetType(string) fails to load types that
reside on external assemblies if those assemblies are not already loaded
ListView control allows setting the text alignment of its first column to
HorizontalAlignment.Center and HorizontalAlignment.Right
ListViewItem.Checked property always returns false if the CheckBoxes property of
the listview control is set to false
Web services: Compatibility
Web services: Not correctly handling the default values that VB
creates for enums when using the DefaultValue attribute
doesn't allow spaces in the URL
XmlQualifiedName objects are corrupted if the
namespace of the data is the same as that of the service
SP1 provides fixes for the aforementioned defects. This service pack
does not introduce any API changes. SP1 is distributed as an End-User Web
Redistributable Package (desktop install).
Neil Cowburn beat me to it. The (long awaited) .NET Compact Framework Service Pack 1 has been
released. Go get
Now! Go, Go, Go! Put down the beverage, forget the dog.
g e t t h i s
n o w ! ! !
*calms down* Neil notes performance improvements of
up to 33%. Holy Smokes! So far, I have seen perf
improvements in the 25%+ range... I'm still testing.
Note: The installer wants to install the update to
your device, so you may want to have it ready. If you don't have it
you can always re-run the wizard again to install to your
The folks at AT & T Wireless have a top 10 list about being courteous. ..and I didn't even know that it was
Wireless Etiquette Month. Many other nifty related links on
that page. Saw the link over at Steve's site.
Saw this over at Pocket PC Thoughts: the Microsoft MDRK.
The Microsoft® Mobile Development Resource Kit
provides the development tools and resources needed to build and deliver mobile
applications for Windows Mobile™-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones. The kit
includes the new Pocket PC 2003 SDK, eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0, eMbedded Visual
C++ 4.0 Service Pack 2, eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0 2002 Edition (with the Pocket
PC 2002 and Smartphone 2002 SDKs), white papers, logo certification guides,
Mobile2Market information and more.
All yours for the price of $7.65 plus shipping.
Microsoft has released Device Update 3.0 for ASP.NET Mobile Controls (.NET Framework
v1.1). Note: As of 10:20
EDT, the actual link to the download is not working (for me, at
Also, there is no mention of this Device
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Taking my regular perusal through the OpenNETCF forums, I
notice this thread. Somehow I had missed this entire thread until the most recent post on
7/1/03. It was nice to see that they had posted numbers so that people
could make comparisons; I've experienced similar numbers. Take a gander..good stuff here.
Microsoft also has an article here (originally dated March 2002) about this, and other tips. In
addition to "top-down" control creation, spawning worker threads is also quite
helpful (as noted in the forum post). The Microsoft article is written by
Neil Cowburn, an MVP
and part of the OpenNETCF crew.
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(Good Stuff, Scott!)
The wonderful folks at opennetcf.org have spawned some new things:
- .NET CF poster (includes OpenNETCF libraries)
- Enum Library "The Enum Library is an assembly that provides additional functionality for dealing with Enumerations in the Compact Framework. It adds a number of methods which are present in the full .NET Framework but missing in the Compact Framework"
- They also have an article on working with Enumerations in NETCF (plus their Enum lib)
Chris DeHerrara has a nice compar-o chart of the new Pocket PC models running Windows Mobile 2003. Chris also has another compar-o chart about Pocket Office applications. July 15, 2003: An astute reader (see comments) noticed that the bus speed was listed as 100MHz instead of 200MHz on the PXA255 devices. I contacted Chris D, and after a few e-mails his comparison chart has been updated.
The Pocket PC PowerToys seem to have moved to a new location. These include the very useful Remote Display Control for Pocket PC. Absolutely killer for presentations (added bonus for using it wirelessly). I've used this tool since it was released...a must install for any Pocket PC developer.
Microsoft has some new Today Screen Themes and Mobile Favorites for Pocket PC
This one's been out a while, but I'll post it [again?]: If you have patched your SQL Server 2000 box to SP3 or SP3a, and are doing replication with SQL CE 2.0, don't forget to upgrade the IIS replication components
Speaking of SQL CE .. Query Analyzer (for SQL CE) leaves a bit to be desired. The fine folks at Resco have created the Resco Query Analyzer. It's only $24.95.. a bargain, IMO. This tool has been out for a little while (v1.2 was just released last month), but I thought I'd mention it.
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A few quickies...
- Pay-for content publishers irked at the
Google cache giving away content for free. ..This raises some
- Wal-Mart has abandoned their in-store RFID
program in favor of using RFID in warehouses.
- CNN has a little piece on RFID
(interesting coincidence with the MSNBC story above, IMO)