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Interoperability in the .NET Compact Framework 

Starting with the .NET Compact Framework version 2.0, you can perform direct COM interop, use the MarshalAsAttribute, and have an increased set of types you can marshal.

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Exposing COM to .NET Compact Framework Components

Describes providing unmanaged code access to managed components.

Exposing .NET Compact Framework Components to COM

Describes providing managed code access to COM components.

Platform Invoke Support

Discusses differences in the .NET Compact Framework for using platform invoke to call a native component such as a DLL file.

Marshaling Support

Discusses differences in the .NET Compact Framework for marshaling data types between managed and unmanaged code.

Also describes how to set a registry key to perform interop logging.

Subclassing Controls with a Managed Window Procedure

Describes advanced programming techniques for interoperating with native controls.

How to: Use a Class for Hooking Windows Procedures

Provides a class for implementing managed window procedures as described in How to: Subclass a TreeView by Using Native Callbacks.

How to: Subclass a TreeView by Using Native Callbacks

Describes subclassing the TreeView control to create an implementation of the NodeMouseClick event.

How to: Subclass a Button by Using Native Callbacks

Describes subclassing the Button control to display a colorful gradient fill.

How to: Use a Helper Class for Platform Invokes

Provides helper functions used for subclassing controls as described in in How to: Subclass a TreeView by Using Native Callbacks.

How to: Use the MessageWindow Class

Describes how to use the MessageWindow and Message class in the Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms namespace. This example does not require a native component.

Related Sections

Interoperability

Describes interoperability services in the full .NET Framework.

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