Security in the .NET Compact Framework

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In the .NET Compact Framework, the security policy assumes an open platform and grants full trust to all code. Future versions of the .NET Compact Framework may offer a subset of the policy-driven, evidence-based code access security of the full .NET Framework. Security policy in future versions of the .NET Compact Framework may vary depending on both device and security domain.

Code that uses platform invoke and accesses the file system will work on an open Pocket PC, but may throw a security exception on an OEM Windows CE device with locked-down security.

Security Considerations for Devices

Describes several factors that influence security policy for devices.

Security Goals for the .NET Compact Framework

Describes plans for .NET Compact Framework security.

Security in the .NET Framework

Provides information about the classes and services in the full .NET Framework that facilitate secure application development.