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.NET Compact Framework Version 2.0 SP2

.NET Framework 2.0

The .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP2 extends the .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP1 with a new heap dumping utility that plugs into Remote Performance Monitor. This topic provides information about this new utility.

You can install the .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP2 to RAM by using a CAB file installation. To obtain this service pack, visit the Microsoft .NET Framework Developer Center.


The version of the .NET Compact Framework that you install by using a CAB file must always be newer than any version stored in ROM.

To install .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP2 to ROM, you must obtain the correct Platform Builder QFE from the Windows CE Updates Web site. The QFEs vary based on the version of the operating system; separate QFEs are available for Windows CE version 4.2, Windows CE 5.0, and Windows CE 6.0 devices.

Heap Dumping Utility

The new heap dumping utility enables you to view the heap dump while you are running Remote Performance Monitor. By viewing the heap dump, you can find information such as garbage collector heap statistics, the root of objects in the heap, and object references for objects in the heap. This information can be useful for tracking down memory leaks in an application. For more information about the heap dumping utility, see How to: Generate a Garbage Collector Heap Dump.

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