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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Augmenting the Compact Framework

To paraphrase Lincoln, you can't please all of the people all of the time, and the Compact Framework is no exception. Because the Compact Framework is a subset of the desktop Framework, covering roughly 25% of its functionality, there will certainly be areas where you and your team will need to implement some functionality that the operating system supports (via the Windows CE API) but that the Compact Framework does not. For this reason, the Compact Framework includes the PInvoke mechanism also common to the desktop Framework. The first parts of this section will therefore provide an overview of PInvoke and its uses and then move on to more advanced issues.

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