VS 2005 SP1 is now available !

Yes VS 2005 SP1 is now available for download. Here are some useful links I wanted to share. VSTS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb4a75ab-e2d4-4c96-b39d-37baf6b5b1dc&DisplayLang=en Express patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7b0b0339-613a-46e6-ab4d-080d4d4a8c4e&DisplayLang=en TFS patches download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9ab638c-04d2-4aee-8ae8-9f00dd454ab8&DisplayLang=en How to obtain VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=929697 Hotfixes in VS 2005 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918526 VS 2005 SP1 Release Notes http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=928957 Heath’s blog with a ton of…

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FAQ:Remote Spy Error

If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service does not exisit as an installed service. There is a bug in Beta 2 that prevents Remote Spy from working. No workaround at this point. Thanks Amit

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FAQ:Where are the setup logs stored ?

If you have run into any setup failure, the first thing you should do is save the logs. The Logs for Visual Studio 2005 are stored in the following place. In addition to this, if the Device Emulator setup failed or you are getting that Virtual Machine Network Driver is not installed then you aslo…

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FAQ:I just install Beta 2 (after un-installing the previous version) ...

And I get one of these these errors: “The system cannot find the path specified.” or “Cannot connect to device 0x80070003” or The Smart Device Smartphone Package ({CC199C95-8D28-4A1D-B4BC-760E4E4CEE5B}) did not load because of previous errors. For assistance, contact the package vendor. To attempt to load this package again, type ‘devenv /resetskippkgs’ at the command prompt.The…

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FAQ: Where are the remote tools ?

Beta 2 of Visual Studio does include the Remote Tools though they don’t show up in the Visual Studio IDE. To get to them go to Start->All Programs->Microsoft Visual Studio Beta 2->Visual Studio Remote Tools and all the Tools are listed there. You can also add them to the Tools Menu in Visual Studio. This…

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VS2003 and Device Development

This came up on one of the C# Frequently Asked Questions site  where a customer was unable to determine if the standard SKU for Visual Studio 2003 supported Device development or not. Smart device development is available in all editions of Visual Studio .NET 2003: Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional, Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer, and Visual…

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What tools do I need to develop for Pocket PC and Smartphone?

Robert’s posted a nice little write-up over at the Windows Mobile blog on the different tools available for developing apps on Pocket PC and Smartphone devices. This is a bit of a tricky subject, since depending on the release of Windows Mobile you’re targeting the tools can be quite different. His chart helps clear things…

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Forceful home screens on Smartphone devices

Another great question from the Smartphone developer newsgroup today. The gist of it is: “Why does the Smartphone home screen pop in front of my application every 10 minutes, and how can I stop it?” The Smartphone Home screen pops forward after the device hasn’t detected any user input for 10 minutes. (The length of…

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Windows Mobile Platform Migration FAQ

MSDN has a new article up on migrating your application from one Windows Mobile version to another. To ensure we are providing maximum information to our developer community, this article addresses a few of the most common issues and frequently asked questions (FAQs) around migrating between devices and platforms. We also provide an e-mail alias…

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