Posts Tagged ‘.NET CF’

Garbage Collection in Windows Mobile and Low memory conditions

Garbage collector is a piece of code responsible for allocating and freeing unreferenced objects in a managed application. Garbage collection operation is invoked whenever: the application calls GC.Collect() method CLR cannot allocate memory for an object the application loses focus and goes to the background the system sends WM_HIBERNATE message to the managed application If…

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How to get information about softwares installed on Windows Mobile devices?

Best method is to ask the configuration service provider (CSP). Step 1: Add Reference to Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Configuration Step 2: Add the following statements at the top of the c# code file. using System.Xml; using Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Configuration; Step 3: Prepare a csp string (xml format) and pass it to ProcessConfiguration method of ConfigurationManager. Return value is the xml…

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How to get process id and thread id from a Window Handle in .NET CF?

Specify the namespace for doing P/Invoke stuff i.e. calling Win32 API functions from managed code. using System.Runtime.InteropServices; GetWindowThreadProcessId Win32 function retrieves the identifiers of the process and thread that created the specified window. Here is how we declare GetWindowThreadProcessId for use in managed code (c#). [DllImport(“coredll.dll”)] private static extern uint GetWindowThreadProcessId(IntPtr hWnd, out uint lpdwProcessId);…

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No Application.StartupPath in .NET CF! There is a solution though…

Too bad there is no straight-forward way in net CF for an application to determine its folder path from where it was launched. But following code works just fine. string assembly = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetName().CodeBase; string currentFolderPath = System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(assembly); Enjoy…

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