What's New in the .NET Compact Framework Version 2.0 SP2

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The .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 SP2 extends the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP1 with a new heap dumping utility that plugs into Remote Performance Monitor. See the following section for information about this new utility.

You can install the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 to RAM by using a CAB file installation. To obtain this service pack, see the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Downloads page

Note Note

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 the .NET Compact Framework to ROM on Windows Embedded CE powered devices, you must obtain the correct Platform Builder monthly update from the Windows Embedded CE Updates Web site. For more information about supported platforms and pre-installed versions in ROM, see Devices and Platforms Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

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.

Note Note

In the .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2, the heap dumping utility is included in the .NET Compact Framework .msi file. In later versions, the heap dumping utility and its associated documentation are included in the Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework. For more information, see Power Toys for .NET Compact Framework.