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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... Tools/Applications
[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] TransNTFS v1.0.0.1 - support for folders, symbolic and hard links and more
I have updated TransNTFS, my managed implementation for the transactional NTFS APIs that have been introduced with Windows Vista. TransNTFS now also supports the following operations under a transaction: Creation and deletion of folders Deletion of files Creation of symbolic links Creation of hard links It comes with complete documentation (as always) and can be downloaded from ......

Posted On Sunday, March 18, 2007 10:09 AM

[Download] TransNTFS - Managed implementation of Transactional NTFS (TxF) APIs
Sometime back, I had made a post regarding a native C++ class I had authored for using some of the Transactional NTFS (TxF)APIs introduced in Windows Vista. Almost two weeks from that post, I just finished my managed implementation, TransNTFS, that enables you to use the TxF APIs from managed code. As always, Managed C++ enabled the implementation with excellent ease. It comes with complete documentation and can be downloaded from Below is an ......

Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2007 2:30 PM

Programming the Transactional NTFS (TxF)
One of the key new features of Windows Vista is a component called the Kernel Transaction Manager (KTM) that brings inherent support for transactional development in not just the kernel-mode but also for user mode. Infact, NTFS has been enhanced to use and support transactions such that couple of new APIs (e.g. CopyFileTransacted, MoveFileTransacted just to name a few) have surfaced up. You can get more details on Transactional NTFS here. To demonstrate the power of the new APIs, I wrote a C++ class ......

Posted On Thursday, March 1, 2007 11:37 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

[Download] WCF Tour India Demos for Nov CTP
[Original Post Date: 26th December 2005] I have updated the WinFX Beta 1 based WCF Tour India demos for WinFX November 2005 CTP. You can download them from here ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 1:49 PM

CLR Profiler for .NET Framework 2.0

[Original Post Date: 26th December 2005]

Download it from here.

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 1:46 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

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