The Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
(SP1) is a software update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. This service pack
includes the following improvements:
- More stability
- New debugging features
- Extended platform support
- Fixes for several issues
The following features are new in the .NET Compact Framework 2.0
- Support for Windows CE .NET 4.2 in the .cab
- An option to install the global assembly cache (GAC) to a
- The ability to override the Paint method in a DataGridColumnStyle class has been added. This functionality lets you customize cells
in a DataGrid.
- Device debugging by using Mdbg.exe
- A LogViewer tool for viewing .NET Compact Framework network
- The .NET Compact Framework Remote Performance
- Support for the [Serializable] attribute
The following issues are fixed in the .NET Compact Framework 2.0
- A memory leak may occur when you change VT_BYREF variants in managed code.
- The current UI culture is incorrectly cached even after you
call the CultureInfo.ClearCachedData method.
- An uncatchable ObjectDisposedException exception may occur in the HttpWebRequest method when an application exits with asynchronous
- Visual Studio stops responding (hangs) when you set a
breakpoint in a function. The function must contain an infinite loop and must
be called from the Immediate window for this problem to occur.
- Breakpoints do not work correctly if the cached managed
DLLs on the desktop differ from the DLLs on the device.
- The Environment.GetFolderPath method raises an InvalidOperationException exception.
- An access violation occurs when you access the Controls property or the Controls.Count property of a control after the control has started the disposing
- The WebBrowser.DocumentCompleted event is fired in a loop when the DocumentText property contains an image that is inside a table.
- Files must be extracted to the main storage to work around
hardware issues on some storage cards.
- An ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception occurs in the HttpWebRequest method when you access some secure HTTP (https) URLs.
- Timers do not work correctly after the tick count wraps
around. This issue takes 49.7 days of continuous running to occur.
- An error occurs when you use Microsoft ActiveSync to load
the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 on a device.
- A memory leak occurs when you use Microsoft Component
Object Model (COM) marshaling.
- The installer does not check for the ActiveSync version.
The installer does not disable deployment if the ActiveSync version is earlier
than ActiveSync 4.0 build 4343.
- An IOException exception is raised in the SerialPort class when you open a serial port on the IPAQ 4150.
- A client stops responding (hangs) when you call the HttpWebRequest method over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This problem occurs when
the payload is larger than 32 KB and the SendChunked property returns false.
- An uncatchable exception occurs in the SerialPort class when Bluetooth connectivity is turned off.
- A finalizer for the FileStream class causes the application to unexpectedly exit (crash) if a
previous input/output operation failed.
- The .NET Compact Framework installation fails on devices
that have low memory.
- A NotSupportedException exception is raised when you use UIntPtr return types in Platform Invocation Services
- The Debug.WriteLine method does not work correctly in the .NET Compact Framework
- Virtual serial ports are not reported by the SerialPort.GetPortNames method in the SerialPort class.
- VARIANT_BOOL types are passed incorrectly on ARMV4I devices when you use COM
- Version comparisons are incorrect when you load assemblies
in the .NET Compact Framework 2.0.
- The ARMV4 Pocket PC .cab file is large. You should remove
the ARMV4I runtime from the ARMV4 Pocket PC .cab file to reduce the size of the
- Several fixes are added for HTTP abort
- The DateTime.Now method raises an ArgumentOutOfRangeException exception.
- When you call the CurrentTimeZone.GetDaylightTime method or the CurrentTimeZone.GetStandardTime method, the device may stop responding. This problem only occurs
in rare stress conditions.
For more information about the
.NET Compact Framework,
visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
Article ID: 921591 - Last Review: January 12, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Architect Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Developer Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Test Edition