.NET CF 2.0 Overview What is it? Why.NET CF? What’s Needed? What can you develop for? What’s New in CF 2.0? What’s Missing in CF 2.0?
.NET CF - What is it? First made it’s debut in 2002/2003 Developed to bring the managed developer to the mobile space Developed to have the same namespaces as the full framework Has device specific classes and controls Windows Mobile 5.0 API adds more classes
Why.NET CF? If you are a.NET shop then why not? If you are an ISV, why not port your application to potentially 107million users If you are an enterprise, why not extend some highly used or mission critical desktop application
What’s Needed? If you have developed for the desktop then you already know how to develop for a mobile device Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition - Includes CF1.0 and CF2.0 C# or VB.Net development experience. Can also use native C++ SDKs – some available with VS2005 some available for download A real device to test on A consumer or enterprise focused idea!
What’s new in CF2.0 Command line compile COM Interop Resource files same as the desktop VB My Objects (My.Resources, My.Webservices, My.Forms) System.Xml enhancements (XPath, XmlSerializer, Schema) Improved threading SQL Mobile replaces SQL CE 2.0 MSMQ now available Framework 2.0 changes – Partial Classes – Generics – Anonymous Methods
What’s Missing in CF 2.0? My Objects – My.Applications – My.Computer – My.User – My.Settings Xml Schema validation is not supported because of size Timers – Start()/Stop() are not supported Remoting is not supported Sockets – not everything is supported Reflection does not have Emit namespace Activated/Deactivated events are not supported, can use GotFocus()/LostFocus() instead Various controls because not available on Windows Mobile
Tips and Tricks User interface – Landscape, portrait or square? – VGA or not? Load data in background threads Don’t use localhost when calling a webservice Sharing code – use #defines – Compile assemblies against the CF – Use source control ‘share’ feature to share Xsd/Typed Datasets – Make sure not to call any device specific calls
OpenNETCF SDF 2.0 Framework to extend the Compact Framework It’s Free!! Award winning software two years in a row Visual Studio 2005 integration Don’t have to re-invent the wheel Save countless hours in development No comparable products out there in the same space