Chapter 14. Interoperating with the Platform

In this chapter:

Understanding Platform Invocation Services 495

Understanding COM Interop 516

Throughout this book, we have made references to using functionality outside the Base Class Library (BCL) available in the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework. You can create your own business logic purely in managed code, but rarely will you write an entire application that does not need to go beyond this and call into some native code. Although version 2.0 of the Compact Framework has a much richer class library than version 1.0 does, there are still cases when you'll need to use other functionality, including device-specific application programming interfaces (APIs). This may take the form of system APIs that ...

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