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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Chapter 5. Understanding and Optimizing .NET Compact Framework Performance

In this chapter:

What Every Developer Should Know 189

Understanding the Compact CLR Engine 191

.NET Compact Framework Performance Statistics 197

Measuring Performance Programmatically 210

Performance Guidance 213

Despite massive improvements at the hardware and operating system levels, mobile devices are still constrained in their raw power, and that makes performance considerations all the more important during device development. Also, given that these devices run on battery, the old adage "do as little as possible" is essential not only for performance reasons but for power preservation reasons as well.

This chapter discusses the principles of writing well-performing code. ...

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