Miscellaneous Articles Archive




Developing POS .NET Core 3.1 Applications - August 2021

Professional's Guide to POS for Windows Runtime covers creating UWP applications that access POS devices. This follow-on article looks at creating .NET Core 3.1 application to access POS for Windows Runtime.

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What is new for POS for .NET 1.14 - June 2014

An addendum to Professional's Guide to POS for .NET that covers some changes going for POS for .NET 1.12 to POS for .NET 1.14. Example source code provided for use with Visual Studio 2013.

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Clonezilla Basics for Windows Embedded - August 2014

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Step-by-step processes for using Clonezilla to capture and deploy a master image that has been sysprep'd.

Note: The new DISM + .FFU files capture restore solution is a better replacement for CloneZilla. Please see article "DISM + FFU Capture and Restore an Image"

Embedded Development with the Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit - March 2012

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Introduction and basic development steps for the Intel® Boot loader Development Kit (BLDK II)


More Serial Ports! SPI-to-Serial for.NET Micro Framework V2.2 - August 2010

By John R. Malin and Sean Liming - A solution to add more RS-232 serial ports using the SPI bus on the iPac-9302.

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Robot Demo Featuring the EDKPlus with .NET Micro Framework 4.0 and the Traxster II - May 2010

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Builds on the previous Traxster project using the Traxster II. To demonstrate the Traxster II construction, additions were made including 2-line LCD display for debug and general output and a ambient temperature sensor.

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COM Port Changes in .NET Micro Framework 4.0 - April 2010

By John R. Malin - This white paper discusses the differences that were made to the COM port’s Classes in the .NET Micro Framework 4.0 release. 


Implementing a Lock Application with the EDK - November 2008

By John R. Malin and Sean Liming - The article shows a security lock application example which builds on the basic I/O found in the EDK.

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Building a Robotics Platform using the EDKPlus and the RobitcsConnections.com’s Traxster - March 2008

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Demonstrates how to use EDKplus with the Traxster to build a simple robot.


A Couple of Gadgets for Windows® SideShow™, Using VB.NET - January 2008

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Looks at how to create SideShow Gadgets using VB.NET

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Example of How to Convert a TrueType Font to TinyFont for use with the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework - January 2008

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Application note covers the steps to convert a TrueType Font to the Tiny Font format.


Notes on Application Development Tools for Microsoft® .NET Micro Framework and Windows® SideShow™ - January 2008

By Sean Liming and John R. Malin - Explains the different tools available for developing .NET Micro Framework applications and gadgets for Windows SideShow.

Windows CE File Access Errors TIP - January 2006

By John R. Malin - Sometimes Platform Builder will changes the file access rights to a workspace. This paper identifies the problem, and then provides a work around to reclaim rights to the workspace.

Windows CE BSP Cloning Tips - October 2005

By John R. Malin - Discusses the proper techniques for cloning a Windows CE BSP, and the article also discusses the trouble spots when using the BSP Wizard.

Avoiding Platform Builder Workspaces Corruption - October 2005

By John R. Malin - Shows the problem and the solution to a file directory corruption issue caused by the New Platform Wizard.

Sources File Corruption in Platform Builder Tip - October 2005

By John R. Malin - Sometimes changing settings will corrupt the sources files in Platform Builder workspace. This tip shows you what to watch out for and how to correct the sources file corruption issue.