Dick, Thanks for the info. I didn't try that because my goal was to use distinctive VS2005 features. For example there is Process class in v2.0, but already having VS2005 release and knowing about it I had to spend about a day making a library to start a process, to get PID from HWND and so on. Another example: creating CF controls in VS2005 is as easy as for desktop framework. To keep my development time under control I create a class, not a control under VS2003. Wow ! what a fancy expression! So using VS2005 would speed up my development. However I had a problem with my laptop having both VS2003 and VS2005 on it and I ended up removing the later and reinstalling VS2003. VS2003 just stopped working after a couple of weeks. The reason is unknown, but the consequences are still showing up, like whatever I do I can't debug ASP.NET app anymore. Did anybody have conflicts between two Studios? Is anybody using VS2005 to develop CF .NET v1.0 applications like Dick is describing? Speaking about the debugging ... I think it should be opposite: you can debug on the device, but the emulator is very different in VS2005 and also one of very attractive features. If connects over ActiveSync (Yes, there is a version conflict: 2003 works with up to 3.8, but 2005 needs 4.0) and one can Explore the emulator like it's a device. Andrei -----Original Message----- From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dick Grier Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 3:48 PM To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [CoMoDev] Re: January meeting: Tues 24th at Countermind Hi Andrei, You can develop for Compact Framework 1 (PPC2002) devices using VS2005. The code will be the same as that generated by Visual Studio 2003. You cannot deploy Compact Framework 2 code on any devices other than Pocket PC 2003 (some say SE, others say that it works for both -- but I haven't tried). What that means is that when you open Visual Studio 2005 and select a Pocket PC 2003 project -- then select the icon named Device Application (1.0), you are using the Compact Framework 1, which can be deployed to a Pocket PC 2002 device... However, you are debugging it on the emulator, and I don't think you can debug interactively with the physical device -- but, I haven't tried it, so I'm not 100% sure. Personally, for Pocket PC 2002, I'm going to use Visual Studio 2003, and use Visual Studio 2005 only when I get my new Windows Mobile 5 PPC. Dick Richard Grier (Microsoft MVP - Visual Basic) Hard & Software 12962 West Louisiana Avenue Lakewood, CO 80228 303-986-2179 (voice) 303-593-9315 (fax) Homepage: www.hardandsoftware.net Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 4th Edition ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages) published July 2004. For faster service, contact the publisher at http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4.