Visual Studio For Devices

A Team blog from the Visual Studio for Devices Team

CoreCon API - Part V

Last post we looked at how to write a device side agent. I am uploading the source for file viewer...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/06/2007

CoreCon API - Part IV

In the last post we saw how to create a package and use that for downloading set of files. Writing...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/03/2007

CoreCon API – Part III

Package More than often we would like to deploy multiple files as part of our application. Also...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/21/2007

CoreCon API – Part II

Let’s see some ways to do send/receive files to device and some process related functions. CoreCon...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/20/2007

CoreCon API – Part 1

VSD is shipping Set of connectivity API which could be used to write remote tools (Remote file...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/20/2007

Orcas Feedback on Device Features

A few days ago Visual Studio "Orcas" Beta 1 was made available for download. We also handed out DVDs...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/07/2007

Testing non-public methods in Orcas Beta1

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that we shipped Visual Studio Orcas...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/25/2007

Breakpoints not getting bound/hit sometimes when debugging on Windows Mobile 6

If you're using the new Windows Mobile 6 SDK, you might find that your breakpoints don't get hit...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 03/24/2007

Device Emulator V2 is Live

For those of you developing on Windows Vista, the much awaited for Device Emulator V2 is now live....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 03/12/2007

Connectivity issues after installing Visual Studio SP1

Issue: Developers who upgraded to VS 2005 SP1 from VS 2005 RTM may have noticed issues in their...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 01/19/2007

VS 2005 SP1 is now available !

Yes VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download. Here are some useful links I wanted to share. VSTS...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/18/2006

Unit Testing for .Net Compact Framework

This blog post should have happened some time ago and the only reason it has taken so long is due to...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/12/2006

Platform Verification Task

What is Platform Verification Task? Smart Device development involves writing applications that...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/15/2006

Rory Blyth's demos on Windows Mobile Development

Rory Blyth, an MSDN Events Presenter, plans to give a series of screencasts on the subject of...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/18/2006

Shared Source Microsoft Device Emulator 1.0 Release

Barry has just posted details on this here. For all you geeks out there, this is an incredible...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/17/2006

REPOST (Which Versions of Compact Framework will VS "Orcas" Support

In the previous ship cycle, one feedback we got from our developer community was that we didn’t...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/12/2006

Device Security Manager for Windows Mobile 5.0

Device Security Manager Powertoy for Windows Mobile 5.0 Released! This test tool helps developers of...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/05/2006

Rory Blyth on Windows Mobile development

The incomparable Rory Blyth has put up a bunch of screencasts on various aspects of smart device...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/03/2006

Windows Vista and smart device development

Folks using Beta 2 and later CTPs of Windows Vista for device developers would have run into some...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/30/2006

CTP of SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition Now Available

SQL Server 2005 Everywhere Edition is the followup to SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition (SQL Mobile)....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/13/2006

Get Your Applications Ready for the First Windows Mobile Powered Smartphones with 320x240 Screens

The Motorola Q and Samsung i320 bring the first landscape 320x240 screens to Windows Mobile® powered...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/11/2006

How does IntelliSense work in smart device projects?

Would you like to know how Intellisense in Managed Smart Device Project is different from...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/09/2006

What versions of .NETCF will VS "Orcas Support" ?

In the previous ship cycle, one feedback we got from our developer community was that we didn’t...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/06/2006

Mobile Client Software Factory – Community Technical Preview Release

This is worth checking out for device developers....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/06/2006

Remote Tool code sample based on Corecon 1.0

Anand Balachandran and Alex Feinman (MVP) gave a talk at MEDC 2006. Alex Feinman (NETCF MVP), showed...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/20/2006

Standalone Device Emulator 1.0 with MSFP images is now available

You can now download the standalone Device Emulator with WM 5.0 MSFP image at:...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/19/2006

Larger Foot Print of binaries generated by VS 2005 Compared to eVC 4.0

This information is courtsey of Trent Swanson who has been doing a lot of migration work around eVC...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/12/2006

Visiting Europe anytime in June ? Try to sync it with MEDC Europe Event !

MEDC 2006 Europe: June 6-8, Nice, FranceAttend Mobile and Embedded DevCon 2006 Europe and get the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/12/2006

Landscape Smartphone Emulators

Two new Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone devices, the Motorola Q and the Samsung i320, will have...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/06/2006

What version of Active Sync do I need to use with Visual Studio 2005

I saw this question come up on some internal discussion aliases so I thought it would be a good idea...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 02/17/2006

Debugging eVC++ 4.0 Application using Visual Studio 2005

Hi, I am Gaurav Sisodia, working in Debugger team of Visual Studio for Devices. In my blog, most of...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 02/05/2006

Anand's blog post on using Emulator inside the VPC

Please check my blog post on using the Device Emulator within a Virtual PC --Anand

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/09/2005

eVC upgrades and MFC 3.0 to WM 5.0

Sadagopan Rajaram, who is the development lead for the native development side of Visual Studio for...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/04/2005

Would you like a battery with that?

Barry Bond, our resident emulator expert has an interesting post around his ideas on emulating a...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/04/2005

Error Message indicating the need to install NETCF 1.0

If you are seeing the following error message "This project requires .NET compact Framework v1.0,...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/03/2005

ResultSet and Sql Mobile

I have posted 2 entries on my blog about data development for devices using Visual Studio 2005. A...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/24/2005

Virtual Machine Network Driver for Device Emulator

Abhi and Amit had both posted blogs on getting network conenctivity to the Device Emulator. The post...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/22/2005

Error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol

Error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol int __cdecl CeMountDBVolEx, void * __cdecl...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/20/2005

Visual Studio 2005 Device Emulator and internet connectivity

Abhiram Khune has posted a nice long post on the steps to get the device emulator to connect to the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/16/2005

Error LNK2019 / error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol Linker errors for Device projects that use MFC and ATL libraries

Hi, I am Gangadhar, a developer in Visual Studio for Devices. In my blog posts I will be dealing...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/16/2005

Looking for the "latest" version of Active Sync ?

If you have Active Sync 3.8 and are getting the message when using Visual Studio 2005 The current...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 11/11/2005

Virtual PC Network Driver

Making Emulator to connect to the Network using Virtual Cradle with Active Sync and without the need...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/07/2005

Important: Removing the Device Emulator DMA Patch

After we had released VS 2005 Beta 2, we released a patch to add the DMA connectivity between VS...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/05/2005

Creating Custom Controls for Microsoft .NET Compact Framework in Visual Studio 2005

Here is the link to an article written by Xin Yan http://symbian.sys-con.com/read/113332.htm . A lot...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/26/2005

Follow Up: Question about Mobile Web Developement which was asked at PDC

At PDC, many developers came and asked me on how to build Web Based Controls for mobile applications...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/19/2005

Alt+TAB and the Emulator

I have heard this from many people. "I have the emulator running along with Multiple other...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/07/2005

VSD at PDC 2005 - Deep Dive into the Emulator

PDC 2005 is just around the corner. Barry Bond and I will be doing a session at PDC 2005 which is...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/26/2005

Long time no Post...

I just realised it has been a long time since I posted to our team blog. The last few weeks had been...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/24/2005

Sample Code for the MSDN Webcast: Introduction to Managed Development for Devices with Visual Studio 2005

This morning I presented a webcast on developing device applications in managed code using Visual...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/27/2005

Sample code for the MSDN Webcast: Creating Custom Controls for Managed Code with Design Time Support in Visual Studio 2005

A few day back Xin had presented a WebCast on MSDN Webcast: Creating Custom Controls for Managed...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 07/20/2005

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