NETCF 3.5 Headliner Features

Thu, February 15, 2007, 03:06 PM under MobileAndEmbedded
Over the last two posts I enumerated additions to the .NET Compact Framework 3.5, and there will be more posts as more Orcas CTPs come out. In particular, the two headline items of NETCF 3.5 are not listed at all in my previous two blog entries and they are: Compact WCF and Compact LINQ.

1. I have mentioned before Compact WCF. It is not in the January CTP, but when it does appear I’ll let you know.

2. LINQ is a topic that I’ll be talking a lot more about with regards to the full framework 2.5. Once I've written a few posts on that, I will come back to indicate what is missing from Compact LINQ [1].

The best people to describe the headline features and focus areas of the NETCF 3.5 are the Compact Framework team of course and they have done so here.


[1] If you are familiar with LINQ already, note that in the Jan “Orcas” CTP the NETCF LINQ bits use the old namespaces (e.g. System.Query ) in line with the May 2006 LINQ CTP rather than move on to the new System.Linq namespace. They are obviously aligned in future versions. Namespaces aside, the Compact LINQ implementation largely lives in System.Core assembly like its big brother.