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Michael Holland March 2009 Entries
Smart Client Patterns & Practices
I am a firm believer in using programming patterns. It helps to build more stable, predictable and better applications.

Microsoft have not seemed to allocate any resources to their first patterns & practices release for quite some time, but at least the guys have updated the library for VS2008. Get it at http://smartclient.codeplex.com/.

Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 8:44 AM

Upgrading CF 2.0 projects to 3.5 in VS2008
I have been having a lot of trouble moving all my Compact Framework projects to 3.5 over the past few days. The first problem came in the form of the "Update Web Reference" failing with the following error: The custom tool 'MSDiscoCodeGenerator' failed. Could not retrieve the current project. From what I can gather, there are leftover's from VS2008 beta... no matter, the only solutions out there involved reinstalling, which means lots of time wasted. The best info I found was here. All I can say ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:33 PM

Getting Replication to work with SQL Compact 3.5 SP1
I have been struggling to get my version of SQL Compact 3.5 SP1 to work. Version 3.5 used to work without a hitch but my next project is going to be using SQL Server 2008 which requires the service pack (but I will still have to support SQL2005 applications). The project will have handheld scanners operating at the docks where wireless signal will not be guaranteed and so replication is the best option. I could not get the replication working to a SQL2005 publication no matter what I tried and the ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 4, 2009 4:55 AM

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