FIX: Random exception messages and application restarts occur for a .NET Framework application on a device that is running Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3


When you run a Microsoft .NET Framework application on a device that is running Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3, random exception messages are generated and the application may restart. These problems may occur when you start or exit the application.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update (June 2015). In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the product version, the date, the related Knowledge Base article number, and the processor type. The package file name format is as follows:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example, Wincepb60-110128-kb2492159-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB 2492159 and is contained in the January 2011 monthly update.

The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Article ID: 3064100 - Last Review: Jul 14, 2015 - Revision: 1