SqlMobile installation on PocketPC



Hi all,
I've tryed to install SqlMobile contained in Visual Studio 2005 February CTP
on a PocketPC 2003 device, exactly these two files:


After the installation, I can find a "SQL Mobile\ENU" folder under \Program
Files\ , but it is empty!!

I wonder if the dev CAB should contain a tool like Query Analizer for
SQLMobile, or if is there an administration tool in this beta
version...Where I can find it?



Darren Shaffer


There are a variety of problems with smart device development in the VS2005
Feb CTP.

Some of the ones I found include:

1. When you begin a smart device project in VS2005 CTP, namespace
System.Data.SqlServerCe does not appear in the .NET tab of Project-->Add
You need to navigate to \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Smart
Devices\SDK\SQL Server\Mobile\v3.0
and select the "System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll" manually to get it referenced
in VS2005

2. When you then code against this namespace, autocomplete can't find it
and your code won't compile
if it contains code that references it

3. The SQLMobile CABs can be manually installed in the emulator but don't
actually install the tools and
shortcuts to the tools, only the DLLs.

If you want to start coding now with SQLMobile, get SQL Server 2005 Beta 2
and use VS2005 Beta 1 Refresh
together with it - this combination works well.


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