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1 .NET Compact Framework 2.0 for the Desktop Developer
Mark Arteaga OpenNETCF Consulting

2 Agenda Mobile Development .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Overview
Device Specific Controls Data Access Microsoft.WindowsMobile Namespace Tips & Tricks OpenNETCF Smart Device Framework 2.0

3 Mobile Development

4 .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?

5 .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

6 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

7 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!

8 What Can you develop for?

9 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

10 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

11 Device Specific Controls

12 New Controls

13 All Controls

14 Tour of VS2005 from a Mobile Perspective
DEMO Tour of VS2005 from a Mobile Perspective

15 Data Access SQL Mobile System.Data.SqlServerCE used for SQLMobile
Synchronization Storage Engine Query Processor System.Data.SqlServerCE used for SQLMobile System.Data.SqlClient used to access SQL Server from device Typed Datasets

16 SQL Mobile and Integration with VS2005
Demo SQL Mobile and Integration with VS2005

17 WindowsMobile.Namespace
Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Forms Microsoft.WindowsMobile.PocketOutlook Microsoft.WindowsMobile.PocketOutlook.MessageInterception Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Status Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Telephony

18 Tips and Tricks User interface Load data in background threads
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

19 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

20 Demo SDF Overview

21 Mobile Embedded DevCon

22 Relative Links

23 Contact Information Websites: (OpenNETCF Consulting) ( (My Blog) (Blogs of other OpenNETCF Members)

24 Contact Information Questions?

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