Mobile Development - 'Support Side Story'

Broadcasting technical support to Windows Mobile\CE Application Developers to help realizing their potential

Footprint on the Mobile Developer Community

"Hello world!" It's been a really long time I don't post anything on this blog... for multiple...

Author: Raffaele Limosani Date: 10/11/2011

#WP7: “The importance of being…” SUPPORTED!

Another non-technical one, but really proud of… From http://live.visitmix.com/Resources, under...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 03/16/2010

Windows Mobile 6.5 Certifications

Certifications for Windows Mobile 6.5 are finishing their beta-phase… so I can now share my current...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 03/09/2010

Fix released for WM6.x devices with HTC and Samsung drivers about UI slowdown

A very quick post: if you’re using devices powered with HTC or Samsung drivers (such as also the...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 02/12/2010

Silverlight for Windows Embedded CE 6.0: First sample codes (stress and multiple instances of a control in separate DLL)

Intro about SWE (Silverlight for Windows Embedded) Sample code for simple starting stress-test...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 02/08/2010

Windows Mobile: programmatically intercepting phone calls

Supported?? Expectations about cprog.exe How Communicator Mobile works with “Work Phone calls”...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 02/01/2010

Windows Mobile 6 SDK TEST-ONLY Certificates: new CAB and XML Provisioning

SDK Test Certificates expired last December 31 and the Product Group provided a new set of Test...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 01/15/2010

Get help now! A Vademecum about requesting Technical Support from Microsoft

  Get Help Now   Contact a Support Professional by E-mail, Online, or Phone   I often...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 01/11/2010

Basics on Windows CEMobile: an alternative way to approach the Memory Monster

Introduction on Windows CE\Mobile  Virtual Memory on Windows CE 5.0\Mobile (a visual...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/16/2009

Microsoft released a HotFix for NETCF v3.5 on Windows Mobile 6.1.4 onwards, to address basic functionalities of WebBrowser control

Yet another demonstration of the added value provided by the Technical Support A very impressive...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/29/2009

GPS.NET 3.0: thanks Jon!!

Unfortunately I had to put GPS-Programming in stand-by mode… but finally some days ago I was reading...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/14/2009

New opening: Italian Dev Support blog

Yesterday my Italian colleagues in Developer Support and I officially inaugurated our new team blog:...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/11/2009

Remote Desktop Mobile (RDP Client) disconnects after 10 minutes of inactivity

[UPDATE 10/9/2009: Source-Code and CAB are now available at http://mobilerdpnotimeout.codeplex.com/]...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/11/2009

SIP Button Icon disappears after closing dialogs in NETCF v2 applications

I thought this was something well known by the Mobile Dev Community, but maybe this is not true,...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 07/27/2009

Resolution-Aware CAB on Windows Mobile

GetSystemMetrics or GetDeviceCaps inside a CAB’s Setup.dll wceload.exe is not resolution- and...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 06/17/2009

The right approach to get a Contact’s last communication (IItem’s PIMPR_SMARTPROP)

I've discussed about the “wrong” approach in a previous post of mine, where I also talked about why...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/28/2009

MAPI on Windows Mobile: Backup and Restore Mails

Backup\Restore: is there a standard way? How to programmatically mark messages so that they are...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/26/2009

Microsoft released a HotFix for NETCF v3.5 on Windows Mobile: now you can use Web Services over SSL (without worrying about empty packets)

System.Net.WebException: Unable to read data from the transport connection...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/20/2009

O Service Request (about NETCF Memory Leak…), where art thoU?

I’m losing my expertise on this!! After blogging about it to spread out the usual suggestions I was...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/20/2009

Yet Another Technical Support’s added value: Engagement of Dev Teams

Some bloggers within Technical Support Example of added value given by Technical Support: Devs’...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/18/2009

MAPI GetOutgoingQueue not supported on Windows Mobile (so the Outbox?)

Recently I had to work on a sample code based on my previous post around MAPI that shows a possible...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/11/2009

The wrong approach to get a Contact’s last communication (EDB)

Have you ever played with EDB? I hadn’t… till the moment when I thought that what I needed was not...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/04/2009

FindWindowEx on Windows Mobile: not supported…

… so how can I grab the handle of a particular child window, considering that FindWindow retrieves...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 04/29/2009

Programmatically Discriminate between Upgrade or Uninstall of a CAB on Windows Mobile

Recently I've worked with a developer on an interesting issue I’ve not found any clue on the web...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2009

Yet another post about Memory on Windows Mobile

Abhinaba’s blog What’s new in Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5 around memory Dynamic assembly unloading...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 03/24/2009

Wireless Programming on Windows Mobile: supported or not supported?

I can’t take WZC for granted… but, at least, can I programmatically turn WiFi on and off?...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 02/27/2009

Yet Another Technical Support’s added value: Architectural Guidelines

Advisory Services vs Problem\Resolution Architectures for dynamic forms in NETCF Many developers out...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 02/10/2009

Disable WebBrowser's Context-Menu in NETCF applications

A possible approach valid on WM5\6\6.1, no longer using DTM_BROWSERDISPATCH Appendix: sample code to...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 01/08/2009

Great tool to diagnose Memory on Windows Mobile

If you know my interest on troubleshooting memory issues on Windows Mobile applications (this was...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 01/07/2009

NETCF: Improve Startup Performances

"My NETCF application takes long to start, on both devices and emulators... is there any way to...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 01/05/2009

OutOfMemoryException when handling "large" pictures in NETCF

Nothing really unique in the blogosphere here, however worth mentioning anyway as it gives me the...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 12/02/2008

GOTCHA 2: thanks Tess!!

WOW!!!  Being linked by one of the most followed blogs about .NET Troubleshooting is really a...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/26/2008

Troubleshooting Memory Issues on Windows Mobile

Really many mobile developers have often various issues related to memory. This is obviously mainly...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/24/2008

Troubleshooting Crashes on Windows Mobile

Crashes happen when the application closes unexpectedly. On Desktops you can leverage on many tools,...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/18/2008

Troubleshooting on Windows Mobile: Introduction

The principle you should follow is the one used by Dr House in his movies: explore all the paths in...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/12/2008

Troubleshooting-Zen

Now come with me: follow the line of my thoughts and tell me if I’m correct. This is a blog...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 11/10/2008

LAP Plugin freezes at startup on Windows Mobile 6 Classic

SDK Sample LAP for Pocket PC is meant to work on Windows Mobile 6 Professional only: here you can...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 10/06/2008

MAPI on Windows Mobile 6: Programmatically retrieve mail BODY (sample code)

Summary: this post contains a sample code showing a way to use MAPI to log and count the mails of a...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/08/2008

Provisioning the UnInstall Configuration Service Provider fails if invoked through CAB or CPF

Imagine you want to uninstall an application on a Windows Mobile device, and you want to do that...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 09/04/2008

TSANet Alliance (Is the problem OEM-specific?)

What if I have a problem on one device model only? I.e. the same code works like a charm on every...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 08/22/2008

Power-Efficient applications on Windows Mobile

Sometimes it happens that a developer asks for suggestions about how to design an application from...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 07/22/2008

Silently install multiple CABs on Windows Mobile

  • How to modify MulticabInstall SDK Sample - Notes about Security Recently I've been involved in an...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 07/22/2008

Pocket Outlook: Empty Deleted Items folder on SERVER's Mailbox

  • MAPI: the wrong approach (yet interesting sample code) - WebDAV: DELETE command via HTTP -...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 07/08/2008

[From Alberto] Socket-based application loses data when finishing communication

Subtitle -- How to implement graceful disconnection in a .NET (and .NET Compact Framework)...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/30/2008

GPS Antenna on Windows Mobile: Internal or External?

  • Do we really care? - GPS Hardware Port settings - Avoid end-user actions - A possible programmatic...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/28/2008

LAP plugin hangs the device at startup

I handled a couple of cases related to this and therefore I think it's worth mentioning it here, to...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/16/2008

get what you paid for!!

[subtitle: How to open a Service Request at Microsoft Technical Support] I've been contacted by some...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/14/2008

SetWindowsHookEx on Windows Mobile

"supported"?? An interesting API: GetForegroundKeyboardTarget Sometimes cases arrive to my...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/12/2008

Arabic Support on Windows Mobile

[- subtitle: languages natively supported on Windows Mobile] Sometimes colleagues and customers...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 05/06/2008

Weird issue with NETCF v2 SP2? Test 0ut v3.5 then!

I think this comes with experience... when you're facing a very odd issue, chances are that you're...

Author: Raffaele Limosani [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2008

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