Writing smart-device automated tests on standalone Device emulator install with RAPI

In my previous blog, we discussed on how you can use DEM APIs (with Device Emulator V3 Beta) in association with RAPI to achieve your test automation. But in case you are running Device emulator standalone in absence of Visual Studio and working with your custom images only, the corecon managed APIs won’t be available….


Writing SmartDevice automated tests using DEM Automation Interface with Corecon Managed APIs

Few days back I presented at Techmela on automating your test cases for Devices using Device Emulator Manager automation interfaces, in association with Corecon Managed APIs (Exposed with Visual Studio 2008 Codename “Orcas”) around which this blog is going to be focussed. Using Automation Interfaces:-  DEM v3 Beta1 (dvcemumanager.exe) has embedded TLB (as well as IDL as…


What is Corecon-lite?

So as promised, first in the series of discussions for Device Emulator V3 features is Corecon-lite. In short Corecon-lite adds capability for managing your custom emulator images (or custom emulator configurations) using Device Emulator Manager even if you don’t have Visual Studio installed. This is especially useful in scenario of Marketing folks who want a very light…


What’s new with Device Emulator V3 Beta

As you are aware Visual Studio “Orcas” Beta1 just released few days back. Here’s Soma’s blog http://blogs.msdn.com/somasegar/archive/2007/04/19/visual-studio-orcas-and-net-fx-3-5-beta1-shipped.aspx which contains link to dowload Visual Studio “Orcas” Beta1. With Orcas beta1, Device Emulator V3 Beta was packaged.  During Device Emulator V3, we tried to focus on the automation and manageability aspect. Following are the list of features we…


Device Emulator V2 is released

Device Emulator V2 is just released at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dd567053-f231-4a64-a648-fea5e7061303&displaylang=en. This release contains a set of new exciting features Runtime binding of NE2000 card. Speakerphone, headset and carkit support. Battery support. Much improved JIT performance. Vista cradling support. And many more small fixes. Cradling with Vista:- To be compatible with the new Windows Mobile Device Center in Windows Vista…


VMNet driver not working with Device Emulator

I have seen many people hitting into issues where they had installed VMNet driver but it is not working – device emulator complaining it’s absence. I found this good blog posted by Virtual PC team which points few things to try out http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2007/01/15/fixing-broken-virtual-networking.aspx. Hopefully this should solve your Device Emulator networking issues.


How to Get Command line to device emulator

A lot of time you must be interested in finding out the full command-line using which Visual Studio launches the device emulator. I find this utility to be very handy to find out the same http://win32.mvps.org/processes/remthread.html.   This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Build Error with Device Emulator BSP and Windows CE6.0

I found this build failure problem for Device Emulator BSP reported by a customer on some forum. Thanks to Dean Ramsier for posting the solution. Issue:- If you cloned Device Emulator BSP with WinCE6.0 to say MyBSP and getting error like “Can’t find kitl.dll”  then you are probably hitting into this issue. The cloning tool…

Windows Mobile 5.0 MSFP Images for Device Emulator

Windows mobile 5.0 images for Device Emulator released at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c62d54a5-183a-4a1e-a7e2-cc500ed1f19a&displaylang=en Quickly grab a copy now. -Mohit


My name is Mohit Gogia and i am part of R&D team as developer at Microsoft India Development Center at Hyderabad. My posts will be oriented towards Device Emulator shipped with Visual Studio 2005 and as a standalone release. You can grab V2 CTP of the emulator from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=13F5DE85-30CD-4506-9C5B-A2068FA1EE9E&displaylang=en Please feel free to drop your suggestions to…