I’ve had a ton of flights over the last few days, about 30 hours worth of flights to get from Seattle to Bangalore – thankfully that means there’s plenty of coding time – actually, about 4 hours coding time since that’s about all I can manage on two batteries – come on Northwest, time to some of lifes neccesities to your aircraft – laptop power, wireless satelite internet connection, and a starbucks :O)
I wanted to write an application in C# using the .NET Compact Framework to show in one of my sessions at the Windows Embedded Essentials event in Bangalore – unfortunately the application wouldn’t deploy to the Windows CE emulator – I know this works on my laptop because I’ve been writing a ton of Compact Framework code both at home (wireless lan), and in the office (wireless and wired lan) – so why doesn’t my application deploy when I’m at 35,000ft ? – time to put the deerstalker on, out with the pipe and violin… great detective work is all about elimination – once all posibilities have been eliminated then the one thing you are left with must be the cause or culprit. I’m on a DC-10, at 35,000 ft – the one thing I’m missing is a network – time to install the Microsoft loopback adapter, once installed my laptop has been fooled into thinking it’s on a network, and all is good.
Now that I’m on the ground and have access to the internet I find that this issue is documented here – http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/CompactFXDebug.asp