Visual Studio For Devices

A Team blog from the Visual Studio for Devices Team

On-demand version of my SqlMobile webcast now available

For those who couldn't join my webcast yesterday, "Exploring the Inner Workings of a Database-Driven...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/30/2005

Code Snippet for CameraCaptureDialog

Here's a code snippet for using the camera capture dialog. To use this snippet save it to a text...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/29/2005

Code Snippet for getting a record from a binding source

For those who attended my SqlMobile webcast today, here is the code snippet I used to get the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/29/2005

Code Snippet for ChooseContactDialog

Below is the source for the ChooseContactDialog that I mentioned during my webcast on SqlMobile...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/29/2005

WebCasts for device developers

Just found out that there were be couple of webcasts that we will be doing in July about Windows...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/16/2005

eVC Upgrade Wizard for VS 2005 Beta 2 now available!

The eVC Upgrade Wizard (which will upgrade eVC3 and eVC4 projects to VS 2005) is now available as an...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/15/2005

MyDVDCollection sample code now available

If you attended my session at MEDC 2005 (Exploring the Dirty Details of Building a Database Driven...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/14/2005

Network Disconnect Issues during Visual Studio Setup

In the last 2-3 weeks I have seen a number of Product Feedback, Newsgroup and Forum discussions...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 06/13/2005

FAQ: The missing CSC.exe error

A number of people have complained about this error message when building a Smartphone V1.0 Project...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/25/2005

Availability of Preview of ActiveSync 4.0 and the DMA Transport Update for Beta 2

These are now available on...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/13/2005

Come meet us at MEDC 2005

Most of us from the VSD Team are at the MEDC 2005 Conference in Las Vegas. We will be around in the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 05/10/2005

Debugging on CE5.0 device without Activesync

This information ONLY applies to the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Without the help of ActiveSync, VS...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/29/2005

FAQ:Remote Spy Error

If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/22/2005

FAQ:Where are the setup logs stored ?

If you have run into any setup failure, the first thing you should do is save the logs. The Logs for...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/22/2005

FAQ:I just install Beta 2 (after un-installing the previous version) ...

And I get one of these these errors: "The system cannot find the path specified." or "Cannot connect...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/20/2005

FAQ: Where are the remote tools ?

Beta 2 of Visual Studio does include the Remote Tools though they don't show up in the Visual Studio...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/20/2005

FAQ:I get the error -Connection failed. The current version of ActiveSync is not supported. Install the latest version from www.microsoft.com

Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, will not work with Version 3.7 or 3.8 of Active Sync. We are in the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/20/2005

Brand New but Still Limited Microsoft Mobile and Embedded DevCon Registration Offer!

This offer will not hold for long ! So pls register as quickly as you can ! Based on the success of...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/18/2005

Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 has been signed off

I am please to share with the readers of this blog that Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is now available....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/18/2005

Filming for The Code Room

I spent all day today on location as part of the filming process for an episode of The Code Room....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/13/2005

Prepping for the BillG Keynote at MEDC

I've been tapped to get up on stage with BillG at MEDC 2005 to show off a bunch of new Visual Studio...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 04/06/2005

VS2005 Device Command Shell v0.99 now available

Latest version available on:...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 03/20/2005

Limited Microsoft Mobile and Embedded DevCon Registration Offer!

** This offer is now closed ** Please visit www.medc2005.com to Register for MEDC. Our friends at...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 03/14/2005

Feb CTP and Device Development

If you are a device developer (or evaluating device development in VS 2005) please continue to use...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 03/09/2005

VS2005 Device Command Shell v0.98 now available

Latest version on:...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 02/21/2005

Visual Studio 2005 and developing for CE based devices

A number of people have been trying to get this information on newsgroups and other means so I...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 02/02/2005

VS2003 and Device Development

This came up on one of the C# Frequently Asked Questions site where a customer was unable to...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 01/24/2005

New Tool: Visual Studio 2005 Device Command Shell [v0.96]

Device Command Shell: The Device Command Shell (DCS) provides a command-line interface to several...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 01/08/2005

Using Visual Studio 2005 to debug against Windows CE 5.0 devices without using ActiveSync

We got a few posts from customers asking us on how best to debug a Windows CE 5.0 device without...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 01/05/2005

'The Device Bits in December CTP are older than November CTP' - How and Why does this happen ?

I recently responded to a customer's question with a note saying that the device bits in the...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/28/2004

A Patch for the November CTP (VS 2005, Standard)

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/6/116F9AB8-BEBE-425D-A81E-0603BCE6DA2E/SmartDeviceProject...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/28/2004

The November CTP Drop of the Whidbey Standard SKU

The November edition of the Whidbey CTP was made available a few days ago. For those who wanting to...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 12/20/2004

Jeff's better off as a developer...

Jeff was quite taken with my pink hair yesterday and decided to show off his artistic skill. This...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/20/2004

My kingdom for a GUID

I've never encountered this issue before, but apparently there's no NewGuid() method in .NET CF v1....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/20/2004

We hit our goals (or, why my hair is pink)

I challeged my feature team a couple of weeks ago to hit their (agressive!) bug goal for 10/15. Much...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/18/2004

New mobility articles are up on MSDN

Three new articles on developing for Windows Mobile devices just went live on MSDN. One of them is...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 10/01/2004

Visual Studio for Devices Channel9 videos are now online

meet some of the VSD team members at: https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=14 (video...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/25/2004

What tools do I need to develop for Pocket PC and Smartphone?

Robert's posted a nice little write-up over at the Windows Mobile blog on the different tools...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/23/2004

Forceful home screens on Smartphone devices

Another great question from the Smartphone developer newsgroup today. The gist of it is: "Why does...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/22/2004

Windows Mobile Platform Migration FAQ

MSDN has a new article up on migrating your application from one Windows Mobile version to another....

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/17/2004

Accessing Connection Manager through .NET CF

Every so often someone asks on either an internal alias or our public newsgroup about the right way...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/15/2004

Generating compressed CABs for Pocket PC and Smartphone

At a partner event yesterday I was asked if it was possible to generate compressed CAB files for...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/15/2004

Which CPU type for Smartphone development?

Over in the news:microsoft.public.smartphone.developer newsgroup today someone asked a common...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/09/2004

And now for something completely different

This has absolutely nothing to do with Mobile Device Development :) Over at the Microsoft Typography...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 09/01/2004

Secure Windows Mobile Development and Deployment

Chung Webster's written a new article for MSDN about security and development on Windows Mobile...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/31/2004

Having trouble with USB connectivity?

An update for WindowsXP was just released that resolves an issue with USB device connectivity to USB...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/31/2004

Access the HTC cameras from your app!

One of the most requested features on the Smartphone developer newsgroups is for a camera API. We're...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/17/2004

Test driven development for mobile devices

A guy named Trey has a great blog up that talks about all sorts of interesting device development...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/11/2004

Programming against Windows Media Player on Smartphone and Pocket PC

“Where are the APIs for programming Windows Media Player on Smartphone?“ This question...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/02/2004

Catching the Smartphone back and softkeys in managed code

Someone asked in news:microsoft.public.smartphone.developer over the weekend about the correct way...

Author: MobileDevGroup Date: 08/02/2004

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