Setup Project for WinCE with VS2003?


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S. Berwanger

Hallo,

is it possible to generate a setup project with VS 2003 for WinCE
applications (also VS2003) which works like 'Microsoft .NET Compact
Framework Installer'?
The Setup-Program should installed on a PC and should transfer the CAB-Files
of the application to the target device over USB for example.

If so where can I find information about this.

Thanks in advance and best regards
Siegfried
 
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Simon Hart

Yes its possible using standard tools but there is a fair amount of work to
get it working well.

You need to create two installs, one CAB file which contains your app
installation and the other a desktop which dumps these files on the harddisk
for deployment to the device. Deployment is done using ActiveSync
Application Manager CEAppMgr.exe.

See here for more information:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetcomp/html/netcfgetstarted.asp

You might find using tools such as InstallShield which integrates with VS
alot easier to use. Though I have found show stoppers when using
InstallShield with VS2005 CF2.0.
 
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S. Berwanger

Hallo Arun and Simon,

Thanks a lot for your fast Information.

My first impression is that this is not so easy as I had thought.
 

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