CoreCon 1.0 vs. 5.01 – what’s the difference ?


If you have Visual Studio 2005 and the CE 6.0 development tools installed you may have noticed that you have two versions of CoreCon installed – v1.0 and v5.01 folders are here C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\CoreCon – Visual Studio “application development” uses the v1.0 corecon bits (if you only have a VS 2005 install then you will only see the v1.0 folder) – CE 6.0 (which is hosted by Visual Studio 2005) uses a mixture of Platform Manager (remote tools) and CoreCon (debugger) so has its own build of the CoreCon bits.

Interestingly, if you use the Remote Tools from a Visual Studio 2005 application development project (Target | Remote Tools menu) these are not Platform Manager based but only use CoreCon, this means that you need to have a valid connection from VS 2005 to your underlying embedded target using ConmanClient2 and CmAccept before you can run the remote tools from an application development session.

– Mike

Comments (2)

  1. Carl says:

    Hi Mike,

    After I have VS connection using the ConmanClient2 and CmAccept, I run the remote tools… but How I have to configure the remote tools to connect with my Wince Device without using the Platman Files. (By now I have used: TCP/IP Transport and Manual server)

    Thanks.

  2. Thierry Joubert says:

    Hi Mike,

    By the way, the folder where CoreCOn components reside depend on system Locale, on my machine it is :

    C:Program FilesFichiers Communsmicrosoft sharedCoreCon (excuse my French…). This causes a bug with some "CoreCon" components pointing to the english path (eBox 2300 BSP for example), you have to either modify the postbuilstep.bat file, or create a "Common Files" branch (I chose the second).