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…


Feb CTP and Device Development

If you are a device developer (or evaluating device development in VS 2005) please continue to use the November CTP for that. Information on November CTP and the patches needed is also in given our blog below. Thanks Amit Chopra  


Visual Studio 2005 and developing for CE based devices

A number of people have been trying to get this information on newsgroups and other means so I thought it would be nice to put a blog to provide an answer to CE support question. VS2005 will support both Managed (VB,C#) and Native Development (C++) for devices. We support Windows Mobile 2003 and 2003 Second…


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…


Using Visual Studio 2005 to debug against Windows CE 5.0 devices without using ActiveSync

We got a few posts from customers asking us on how best to debug a Windows CE 5.0 device without using Active Sync. Edward Xu, who is a Software Design Engineer/Test in our group, put together this information that will be useful in this regards. This information only applies to the Visual Studio 2005 Beta…


A Patch for the November CTP (VS 2005, Standard)

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/6/116F9AB8-BEBE-425D-A81E-0603BCE6DA2E/SmartDeviceProject.msiIf you build a managed VB or C# .NET CF Application using the November CTP and then press F5 or CRTL+F5 to deploy the application, currently it fails to deploy. This patch will enable you to deploy Managed .NET CF Apps successfully. While this patch will unblock users who have been wanting to do Managed Development…


My kingdom for a GUID

I’ve never encountered this issue before, but apparently there’s no NewGuid() method in .NET CF v1. Peter Foot, one of our MVPs, has written a little class that will generate a GUID for you with a simple P/Invoke. [Author: Neil Enns]


New mobility articles are up on MSDN

Three new articles on developing for Windows Mobile devices just went live on MSDN. One of them is the first in a series on migrating eVB applications to VB.NET. Architecting Disconnected Mobile Applications Using a Service Oriented ArchitectureThe Windows Mobile platform, which includes Microsoft .NET Compact Framework and Microsoft SQL Server CE, encapsulates the complex…