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Don't have a Pocket PC? Still want to write applications which require an Active Sync Connection with Pocket PC; Here is the way.....

Below is what i did to test my RAPI based application which required an Active Sync Connection!

Installations:
1. Active Sync 3.7.1 on my PC
2. VS 2005 Device Emulators on my PC. (I think there must be separate installation for this...no need to install VS2005 for this ....you need to check for it)

Here is the procedure:
1. Navigate to your "Program Files\Microsoft Device Emulator\1.0" folder. Start the "Device Emulator Manager" by clicking "dvcemumanager.exe" file.
2. Select one emulator e.g. "Pocket PC 2003 SE Emulator" and select Connect from the Actions Menu. Pocket PC 2003 SE Emulator will start.
3. Keep the emulator selected and Select "Cradle" from the Action Menu. The PPC emulator will go into "cradle" mode. You can see the icon beside the emulator name in the Device Emulator Manager change.
4. Start Active Sync if it is not running.
5. Devices will start communicating with each other and you can sync up your data.
6. Start writing your applications :)

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2005 2:25 PM .NET Compact Framework | Back to top


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Awesome Rupreet!!! I was struggling with this for quite sometime now. Didn't know that the cradle mode would let me connect my emulator with my PC. May be I should Just RTFM but you really helped me out of this annoying problem.
Left by Uday on Jul 11, 2005 4:40 PM

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This is just great. I too have been strugling with this for some time. The cradle mode solved all the prolems.
Left by SG on Aug 31, 2006 1:17 PM

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Thanks Rupreet! This blog solved a major problem that i had been trying to solve for last 7 hours! Wish I had reached here a little earlier! :) Thanks a ton!
Left by Sheetendu on Sep 09, 2006 12:42 AM

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my pocket pc won't connect with my activesync..it say that critical communications service have failed to start. try resetting the mobile divice, and then connect aging....
Left by nhat vo on Mar 23, 2007 9:55 AM

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Great work Rupreet!!
Left by Riya on Mar 10, 2010 2:29 PM

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