Friday, December 03, 2010 6:38 PMI recently was requested to work with code for a set of handheld barcode scanners. The original program I'm supposed to maintain was written in Visual Studio 2005 (C#). The documentation with the scanner SDK stated to windows mobile 5.0 SDK. For the record, I am running VS2010 on a WinXP box with Service Pack 3 installed, and the target device is a barcode scanner running Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
As far as I can tell, my problem is that I don't have VS2005. I've been having trouble with installs (VS install went great, but whenever I open the project it fails to convert - and every attempt at recommended SDK installs keep telling me I need something else). From seeking information, I've come up with the following:
1) On the Daniweb forums, Visual Studio 2010 is implied in this thread (http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread299843.html) to be incompatible with the windows mobile 5.0 SDK. (I am assuming this is the case with windows mobile 6 as well, considering the nature of the error message I received when trying to install the professional version of that - a detailed list of missing prerequisites for installation.)
2) After I saw it referenced in the Visual Studio forums, I had considered VS2008 Express as an option. I have since seen the segment of the 2008 Express page indicating that it is specifically not supported.
I have sent an email to the technical support address for the company that produces the scanners we use, asking if they have a VS2010 friendly version of their SDK. As of this point, I have not yet received a response. Assuming the answer is 'no', what options do I have? Is there a VS2010-friendly equivalent to the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK I could use-, something that might be compatible with the third-party SDK I need to install? Am I stuck with getting my hands on a copy of VS2008 Professional and installing it? Or is there some other option I might be able to try?
Friday, December 03, 2010 8:19 PMModeratorVS 2008 Pro (or VS 2005 SE) is your only option. VS 2010 does not support Windows CE/Mobile development.
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010 5:03 AM
I do agree with Ilya, As he suggested you have only VS2005, 2008 option for developing Windows Mobile App, VS2010 supports Windows Phone 7 Development with installing Windows Phone Developer Tools.
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