[CoMoDev] Re: January meeting: Tues 24th at Countermind

  • From: "Andrei P." <andreip@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:28:22 -0700


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

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.


-----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.


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