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I work as a developer on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) team, specifically in the areas of exception handling and CLR hosting.

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Inside and Out... An attempt to understand technology better... Windows CE/Windows Mobile
[Download] PocketMaps 2.0 - with GPS support!
Last week I updated PocketMaps to support GPS. Once the GPS receiver is connected to your Windows Mobile device, PocketMaps can: Map your current location on the map Auto-refresh the map as you move to plot your move Display details regarding your current location, like altitude, wind speed, etc. You can download it from Below are some screenshots: Displaying current location's details Support for GPS - mapping current location, autorefresh to ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 4, 2007 9:26 PM

[Download] Pocket Maps - mapping addresses on the Pocket PC
I just finished authoring PocketMaps, a .NET CF 2.0 based application for Windows Mobile 5.0 based Pocket PC devices that does address mapping on the device using the Yahoo! Map Image API. You can enter the address as free text, or with city/state/zipcode details or as latitude/longitude combination and PocketMaps will map it for you. Particularly useful when you are on the move and want to know the location of an address. It also lets you save the map image that you can send via email/bluetooth, ......

Posted On Monday, June 25, 2007 9:28 PM

DesktopSMS - Send, Receive and Reply to SMS from the desktop
[Originally posted on 31st July 2006] Ever wanted to compose SMS from the ease of desktop instead of the phone? Wanted to be notified on the desktop, while you are working, when a SMS is received and reply to it from there itself? DesktopSMS, for Windows Mobile 5.0 based SmartPhone and PocketPC devices, will let you do just that! Based upon .NET Framework 2.0, .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and Windows Mobile 5.0, it allows you to compose, receive and reply to SMS while the phone is connected to your ......

Posted On Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:24 PM

[Download] CSLMail - SMTP/POP3 email component for .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework
CSLMail is my pet project on which I have been working for past few years. I have recently worked towards updating, feature enhancing and bug-fixing it, resulting in v2.0. CSLMail 2.0 is a free and feature rich .NET based email component, which supports the SMTP and POP3 protocols, completing the need to design a complete email client. Its comes with complete documentation and features include: SMTP Complete SMTP support for sending emails SMTP Authentication supported Attachments supported using ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:03 PM

AutoReply for PocketPC 5.0
[Original Post Date: 6th December 2005] AutoReply for PocketPC 5.0 is a Windows Mobile 5.0 based application that will automatically send a SMS to the caller when you are unable to answer their phone call for some reason. This saves you from manually sending a SMS when you get a missed call. Instead, simply set a pre-defined message and activate the application. Any calls that you miss (or not answer) from that point on will be automatically sent a SMS with the message that you set. This application ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 10:09 AM

TechED Sri Lanka Presentations
[Original Post Date: 17th October 2005] Below are the presentations for the sessions delivered at TechED Sri Lanka: What's new in Windows Mobile 5.0 Developing High Performance Applications with .NET Compact Framework VC++ 2005: New Features For Better Performance Building Bluetooth Applications with Windows CE 5.0 and Windows Mobile SQL Mobile 2005: Overview ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 10:00 AM

[Download] vCardCE10 - vCard generation library for .NET Compact Framework 1.0
[Original Post Date: 26th September 2005] Few weeks back, I had written ShareContacts - an application for Windows Mobile 5.0 based PocketPC that could be used to share contacts, using the vCard format, with other devices. Since it was done using .NET Compact Framework 2.0, and also used some APIs specific to Windows Mobile 5.0, I decided to work upon it and get the (almost) same functionality to Windows Mobile 2003 platform. The result is vCardCE10 - class library that allows you to set few properties ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:51 AM

Technology Roadshow: September/October 2005
[Original Post Date: 18th September 2005] Starting from 20th of September, Technology Roadshow starts in India. We are going to 6 different cities and doing two complete days of technical sessions across a breadth of technologies: for developers, IT professionals, Windows Mobile and Tablet PC developers and Architects. Below are the dates for the same: City Day 1 Day 2 Mumbai 20th Sep 21st Sep Pune 22nd Sep 23rd Sep Chennai 27th Sep 28th Sep Hyderabad 30th Sep 1st Oct New Delhi 4th Oct 5th Oct Bangalore ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:46 AM

Sharing Contacts from PocketPC - the vCard way
[Original Post Date: 28th August 2005] One of the features I miss in PocketPC is that of sharing contact details with other people without requiring to beam them off Bluetooth - basically meaning sending the data as a message to the recipient in question. A lot of other devices support such a functionality and I have had more than one occasion when I wished that such a feature was present in PocketPC device. This lead me to explore on how to implement such a functionality and that too, in a standardized ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:42 AM

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