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Why new Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK requires Visual Studio? RRS feed

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  • I downloaded the latest version and tried to install, I only need the latest emulators. Unfortunately, the installation failed because I don't have Visual Studio installed.

    This requirement does not make any sense to me, you don't really need Visual Studio to develop for Windows Mobile, eg, if you develop Widgets, you can use any text editor.

    Windows Mobile 6.5 DTK (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e) does not have such requirement. Now I installed back to old version, but I think Microsoft should remove the these unnecessary requirements.

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:15 AM

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  • I would suggest that you post the feedback to http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio. Thanks.


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    Friday, February 19, 2010 3:55 AM
  • I would suggest that you post the feedback to http://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio. Thanks.


    Please mark the post that helps you, and unmark that does not. This benefits our community.

    I am NOT talking about how to install or use Visual Studio!

    Friday, February 19, 2010 7:25 AM
  • You've misunderstood me. I was not telling you how to install Visual Studio. The link I gave you is a website Microsoft uses to get feedbacks (bugs or suggestions) about its products from the customers.


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    Monday, February 22, 2010 3:00 AM
  • You've misunderstood me. I was not telling you how to install Visual Studio. The link I gave you is a website Microsoft uses to get feedbacks (bugs or suggestions) about its products from the customers.


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    i am not interested in visual studio at all, why should i give feedback to it? the link you gave to me is for visual studio, do u have a link somehting like http://connect.microsoft.com/windowsphonedtk ?
    Monday, February 22, 2010 3:06 AM
  • There is no dedicated site for WM DTK. All Windows Mobile feedbacks go to Visual Studio.


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    Monday, February 22, 2010 5:12 AM
  • There is no dedicated site for WM DTK. All Windows Mobile feedbacks go to Visual Studio.


    Please mark the post that helps you, and unmark that does not. This benefits our community.

    thanks, i did so.
    Monday, February 22, 2010 5:22 AM
  • Could you post a link of the feedback so that we can keep track of it?
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    Monday, February 22, 2010 8:30 AM
  • Could you post a link of the feedback so that we can keep track of it?
    Please mark the post that helps you, and unmark that does not. This benefits our community.

    Sure.

    http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/535214/why-new-windows-mobile-6-5-3-dtk-requires-visual-studio#details

    • Marked as answer by warrentang Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:53 AM
    Monday, February 22, 2010 4:40 PM