Now available: Device Emulator 2.0 Community Tech. Preview

The DeviceEmulator 2.0 Community Tech. Preview just went live, at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=13F5DE85-30CD-4506-9C5B-A2068FA1EE9E&displaylang=en.

V2 has:

  • Much improved performance
  • DEComInterfaces.idl - the COM interface to the emulator, along with sample code showing how to use DMA to communicate between a Windows app and an app or driver running inside the emulator.  This is the DeviceEmulator's equivalent of the "Building DMA Drivers for the Windows CE.NET Emulator" article at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dncenet/html/builddmadriver.asp.
  • An eXDI driver for Windows CE Platform Builder 5.0, giving you a hardware debugger interface to the emulator.
  • TabletPC ink input support
  • Countless bug fixes

The V2 CTP installs side-by-side with the V1 CTP and Visual Studio 2005 emulators, and is backward-compatible with V1.  If you wish to use the V2 CTP from Visual Studio, the readme.rtf file explains how to do that.  The same process can be done to revert back to the original DeviceEmulator if you run into a blocking problem with the V2 CTP.

Enjoy!

Barry (and the DeviceEmulator team)