If you've been using eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 or Platform Builder to write/test applications then you've probably been using some of the Remote Tools (File Viewer, Heap Walker [always reminds me of Star Wars!], Process Viewer etc...) - You could find these utilities on the Tools menu in Platform Builder or eMbedded Visual C++.

Here's the Tools menu in Visual Studio 2005 - hey, where's the Remote Tools?

The Remote Tools can be found on your desktop Start menu, not directly exposed from Visual Studio itself.

Go check out Start | All Programs | Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 | Visual Studio Remote Tools - here's the tools menu.

eMbedded Visual C++ and Platform Builder use a tools transport called PlatMan (Platform Manager), this doesn't exist with Visual Studio 2005 which uses a new transport called CoreCon.

You will notice that some tools that were previously supported in PB/eVC are missing from the list, Application Verifier, Remote Performance Monitor, Remote Call Profiler for example - if you're building a custom Windows CE device using Platform Builder then you can still use these tools from Platform Builder or from eMbedded Visual C++.

- Mike