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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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In Brief

  • The .NET Compact Framework empowers developers by letting them write powerful applications for devices in C# and Visual Basic.

  • Unlike traditional programming languages, the .NET Compact Framework is founded on “managed code.” Using managed code provides many advantages, such as those mentioned in the following items.

  • Managed code applications feature garbage collection, eliminating bugs related to erroneous memory allocations and releases.

  • Managed code applications target the same rich class framework regardless of the programming language used.

  • Managed code programs can pass each other instances of data simply, safely, and easily.

  • Managed code is portable. The same binaries execute on devices regardless of the CPU on the device.

  • The Common ...

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