Why does Microsoft make Smart Device (Windows CE or Windows Mobile) applications impossible? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    What is the idea of Microsoft to make mobile development more difficult or impossible?

    First, Windows 10 does not recognize a Windows Mobile or Windows CE device anymore when connected to an USB port. Why???????

    Second, I need the device emulator to be able to connect to Internet, but it requires Virtual PC 2007 network driver which cannot be installed in Windows 10. Why a complete different software depends on another software that cannot be installed in the system? this is ridiculous.

    Any workaround for this? Thanks


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    Friday, May 11, 2018 10:53 PM


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  • Hi

    Workaround is here:

    Read post from mojosmith and next one from Alexander Demidovich.

    You don't need Virtual PC 2007 to connect to internet.

    In WMDC choose DMA . Next connect and cradle pc emulator.

    • Edited by pawsim Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:49 PM
    Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:45 PM
  • Thank you very much....

    with respect to WMDC, where is DMA option? I cannot find it.

    EDIT: notice that I mean Device Emulator. Device emulator does not use WMDC.

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    Monday, May 14, 2018 1:57 PM
  • Look at this:

    • Edited by pawsim Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jaime Stuardo Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:14 PM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:26 AM
  • Thanks! that did it.

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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:46 PM
  • Hello... sorry to disturb you again, but, it works when connecting to Internet but not for local net addresses.

    For example, using IE I enter this at the URL:

    When I enter that same URL in other PC, it works.

    If I change by a hostname in Internet, it works.

    It did not work even when I configured WMDC to use work network instead of automatic.

    Any help, please?



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    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:44 PM
  • Finally I have solved it using this workaround.

    I created a subdomain in Internet under my main domain that points to my PC. That way, from the device emulator I connect to that Internet address which redirects requirements to my local network.

    In summary, I have deceived the emulator.



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    Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:52 PM