An update is available for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 that adds support for Windows Embedded Compact 7

Introduction

An update is available for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that adds support for developing applications for Windows Embedded Compact 7. Specifically, this update fixes the following issue and adds the following feature.

Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:

  • You run a Windows Embedded Compact 7 run-time image on a target device. The kernel debugging feature is not enabled in the image.

  • You use the Windows Embedded Compact 7 software development kit (SDK) in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to create a Smart Device application for the device.

  • You use Visual Studio debugger to debug the application, and then click the single-step debug buttons.

In this scenario, the single-step debug buttons do not work correctly. For example, when you click Step Into, Step Out, or Step Over, the result is the same as if you had clicked Go.

Feature 1

This update adds a feature that automatically detects when the Windows Embedded Compact 7 SDK is being used. Also, this update adds the ability to compile and link with header files and libraries that are specific to Windows Embedded Compact 7. The header files and libraries that are specific to Windows Embedded Compact 7 are located under the following directory:

<system drive>:\Programs Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9\VC\CE7 
If such a directory exists, the components for a Windows Embedded Compact 7 project will take precedence over the files that are located in the following directory:

<system drive>:\Programs Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9\VC\CE 

More Information

Hotfix information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download Download the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 update for Windows Embedded Compact 7 package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the
Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name

File size

Date

Time

Path

Ede.dll

201,032

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\bin

Eps.dll

82,248

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\bin

Edm2.exe

159,560

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\armv4

Edm2.exe

191,816

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\armv4i

Edm2.exe

198,472

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\mipsii

Edm2.exe

196,936

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\mipsiv

Edm2.exe

139,080

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\sh4

Edm2.exe

118,088

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\smartdevices\debugger\target\wce400\x86

Devicesdkinstcomp.dll

94,560

12-Jan-2011

23:51

%Program Files%\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\vcpackages

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Workaround

To work around Issue 1, set breakpoints in the application code, and then use the F5 key to move to between breakpoints.

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