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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... VS 2005
[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

TechED 2005 India: .NET Compact Framework 2.0....
Just finished with the demos of another of my session at TechED 2005 India - Introducing .NET Compact Framework 2.0. There's a ton to talk about the new features of .NET CF 2.0 and in this talk, I would be talking about: Generics, Anonymous Methods COM Interop Support Marshalling Support Enhancements in System.Threading Enhancements in cross-thread control access One of the better things in this version of .NET CF is a good amount of COM Interop support that has come in - within VS IDE as well. So ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:57 PM

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

India Technology Roadshow Presentations and Downloads
[Original Post Date: 14th October 2005] Technology Roadshows, which have been on for almost a month across India, have been very successful. I have been speaking in the Developer Track on Building Performant Applications using .NET Framework 2.0 and Debugging Techniques for .NET Framework 2.0 and VS 2005. You can download the presentations and demos from ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:58 AM

WindowsIdentity Debugger Visualizer for Visual Studio 2005
[Original Post Date: 9th October 2005] I just finished implementing WIVisualizer, a WindowsIdentity debugger visualizer for Visual Studio 2005. It displays important details like: Username Authentication type Impersonation Level Account type - System or Guest Anonymous or Authenticated identity Windows groups the identity is member of Here's a screen-shot for the same: It has been built using the Visual Studio 2005 Release Candidate and can be downloaded from here. To install, simply copy the DLL ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:53 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

Image Visualizer for VS 2005 Beta 2
[Original Post Date: 25th September 2005] I am currently on the Technology Roadshow across 6 six cities in India, where I am talking about Building performant applications and Debugging Techniques for .NET Framework 2.0. One of the things the developers here are amazed at are the DataTips that have been introduced with VS 2005, and also with Visualizers. Infact, when I demonstrate the DataSet Visualizer that ships with VS 2005, you can hear the WOW! of the audience :) In the same session, we then ......

Posted On Thursday, January 5, 2006 9:48 AM

TechED 2005 India: Discussing Windows Mobile 2005...
One of the key technologies that we are going to talk about at TechED 2005 India is Windows Mobile 2005 - with enhancements like Managed POOM, Message Interception, System State notification, it is one of the coolest things to have happened to managed development for compact device development. I just finished preparing my deck and demos for MED 302 - New Managed Messaging, State and Notification APIs in Windows Mobile on Day 2 of TechED - ......

Posted On Monday, May 30, 2005 3:59 PM

Make a phone call within the Emulator
For PocketPC and SmartPhone emulators with virtual radio support, you can make phone calls from within the emulator by using the number +14250010001.  The same number can be used to send SMS within the emulator as well!

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2005 3:18 PM

Shared Source Bluetooth Library

Check out the shared source Bluetooth class library - Windows Embedded Source Tools for Bluetooth

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2005 7:47 PM

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