Fri, May 6, 2005, 12:19 AM under MobileAndEmbedded
All Compact Framework developers know that without pinvoking you cannot author any serious CF 1.0 application.

We've all been in the situation where we have declared a function from coredll.dll (or some other native dll) and when we called it we got the infamous MissingMethodException (meaning the DllImport declaration was wrong). That is the only way to find out, try it and see.

Well, CF 2.0 gets support for a method that is already in there in the full desktop .net framework version 1.1. The method in question is Marshal.PreLink/PreLinkAll. It basically verifies that your dllimports have been declared properly, e.g.
static void Main() {
// Assuming all your dllimports are in Form1
Application.Run(new Form1());

My suggestion is to still test the methods explicitly from your code, but I will be using this shortcut when in debug mode; it's a sweet little time saver :-)