Visual Studio For Devices

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  • Blog Post: 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 patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&DisplayLang=en Express patches download http://www...
  • Blog Post: 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 share early on what runtimes and platforms the development tool will support. So for VS “Orcas” release, I would like to share where we are heading in terms on enabling support for various runtime versions...
  • Blog Post: 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 of you have asked questions on this area. This article will provide you with lots of useful information. Thanks Amit Chopra
  • Blog Post: 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 very hectic. I did a trip to India for a few weeks and did some presentations at TechED 2005 in Hyderabad and Delhi and met with some of the device developer in India. Since my last visit which was about...
  • Blog Post: 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 Code with Design Time Support in Visual Studio 2005. The demo code and additional information can be downloaded from here .
  • Blog Post: FAQ:Remote Spy Error

    If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service does not exisit as an installed service. There is a bug in Beta 2 that prevents Remote Spy from working. No workaround at this point. Thanks Amit
  • Blog Post: 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 Visual Studio 2005 are stored in the following place. In addition to this, if the Device Emulator setup failed or you are getting that Virtual Machine Network Driver is not installed then you aslo need...
  • Blog Post: 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 to device 0x80070003" or The Smart Device Smartphone Package ({CC199C95-8D28-4A1D-B4BC-760E4E4CEE5B}) did not load because of previous errors. For assistance, contact the package vendor. To attempt...
  • Blog Post: 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 IDE. To get to them go to Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Visual Studio Beta 2 -> Visual Studio Remote Tools and all the Tools are listed there. You can also add them to the Tools Menu...
  • Blog Post: 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 process of making a later version available shortly and as soon as the download sites has it, I will update this page from where you can download it. Thanks Amit Chopra We are looking at second week...
  • Blog Post: 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 our last promotion, the Microsoft MEDC team have kindly extended a special offer to blog readers. The first fifty people to sign up for MEDC 2005 using the RSVP Code CAATTAR get an extra $100 off our...
  • Blog Post: 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 Microsoft MEDC team have kindly extended a special offer to the VSDTeam blog readers. The first sixty people to sign up for MEDC 2005 using the RSVP Code CAATTAT get an extra 10% off our Super Early Bird...
  • Blog Post: Feb CTP and Device Development

    If you are a device developer (or evaluating device development in VS 2005) please continue to use the November CTP for that. Information on November CTP and the patches needed is also in given our blog below. Thanks Amit Chopra
  • Blog Post: 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 thought it would be nice to put a blog to provide an answer to CE support question. VS2005 will support both Managed (VB,C#) and Native Development (C++) for devices. We support Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003...
  • Blog Post: VS2003 and Device Development

    This came up on one of the C# Frequently Asked Questions site where a customer was unable to determine if the standard SKU for Visual Studio 2003 supported Device development or not. Smart device development is available in all editions of Visual Studio .NET 2003: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional...
  • Blog Post: '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 December CTP are older than the November CTP. I am sure the next logical question people would have in mind would be - how and why would that happen. I'll make an attempt at explaining why even a newer CTP could...
  • Blog Post: A Patch for the November CTP (VS 2005, Standard)

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/6/116F9AB8-BEBE-425D-A81E-0603BCE6DA2E/SmartDeviceProject.msi If you build a managed VB or C# .NET CF Application using the November CTP and then press F5 or CRTL+F5 to deploy the application, currently it fails to deploy. This patch will enable you to deploy...
  • Blog Post: 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 use this drop for developing for devices in Native C++, this particular drop did not include the templates / files needed to do device development therefore when you do a new Project for C++, you will...
  • Blog Post: The VSD Team Blog

    I am really very excited to have a Team Blog for the Visual Studio for device team. Our team provides developments tool such and eVC 4.0 , and Smart Devices Projects in VS 2003 and the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 . Over the next few days, you will see many more interests bits from the VSD team on...
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