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  • Sir I am new to windows mobile development. I am tring to develop .NET application using which I can download all data from my

    Windows mobile phone into my application. I am seeking internet from last 4-5 days but nothing useful got yet.

    Please help me.

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 10:44 AM


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  • What data in your phone are you trying to download?  Contacts? Files? Your calendar?


    What is the application into which you need to copy this data?

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    Thursday, September 23, 2010 1:42 PM
  • Sir I want to retrieve contacts, call logs, SMS, MMS and files stored in windows mobile. I tried inthehand libraries,

    but all examples are windows mobile application (run in windows mobile), but I want to create .NET application (either C# or VB.NET)

    for my PC that show all data which is in my windows mobile. Just like PC suit application.



    Thank you.


    Friday, September 24, 2010 11:25 AM
  • That's a big question, especially for a newcomer. I may give you some pointers, but more are to be learned.

    The following page shows you a means to make communication between the desktop and the device via the Smart Device Connectivity API:

    Walkthrough: Exchanging Data between Desktop and Device Applications

    A smart device application is deployed to the device, collects the data and send back to the desktop. 

    I found a code sample namely "Remote Tool for Smart Devices" which may help.

    As how to read SMS, contacts, etc. from a smart device application, you can search in smart device forums or grab a beginners' book such as "Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook".

    By the way, I would suggest that you use a more informative title for your question. A title like "please help!" just does not help. 

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    Monday, September 27, 2010 3:43 AM
  • Thanks for your response !

    I dump all data of my windows mobile into xml file, this is done by windows mobile application which I developed using vb.NET

    The another question is that, how do I read/extract this xml file from my windows mobile into PC programatically and how do I

    synchronize this ?

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:41 AM
  • Take a look at the OpenNETCF Desktop Communication Library, which is a managed wrapper over RAPI. With RAPI you can get the last modified time of a file, then if it is changed you can copy it from the device to PC.
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    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:30 AM
  • Thanks again !

    I fetch contacts only, how do I fetch call logs, inbox and outbox sms ?

    Is there is any way to access this so that I can dump it into xml file and further into my PC.


    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:23 AM
  • These questions have been answered in the forums:



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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 3:03 AM