Pocket PC Emulator Issue in VS 2005 Beta (Refresh 1)

I was recently playing with the new compact framework part of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 (which is released with the VSTS Edition) and am having a tough time getting to the emulator to wok when I try and debug the application. This is a simple hello world application and I tried using all of the following emulators with no luck:

  • Pocket PC 2003 SE Emulator
  • Pocket PC 2003 SE Emulator (Legacy)
  • Pocket PC 2003 SE VGA Emulator

Every time I try and “Deploy” to that the emulator comes up fine and I can connect to it, etc. but it cannot install the application for it and always get the Deploy error message (see the screen shots below). Also every time I try and “Power Off” the emulator, it comes right back up and does not really quit – it does not matter, if I save the state or do a soft or hard reset. All this time VS.NET is waiting for the emulator to exit. Ultimately I have to kill the process (DeviceEmulator.exe).

Image 1: The Emulator “Boots” Fine


Image 2: Other applications work fine


Image 3: I can also connect to the internet

Image 4: VS.NET is not Happy

I also get the following errors below, which are probably the crux of the issue.

No way to resolve conflict between “System.Xml, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” and “System.Xml, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac”. Choosing “System.Xml, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” arbitrarily.

No way to resolve conflict between “System, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” and “System, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac”. Choosing “System, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” arbitrarily.

No way to resolve conflict between “System.Windows.Forms, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” and “System.Windows.Forms, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac”. Choosing “System.Windows.Forms, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” arbitrarily.

No way to resolve conflict between “System.Drawing, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” and “System.Drawing, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac”. Choosing “System.Drawing, Version=2.0.3600.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=969db8053d3322ac, Retargetable=Yes” arbitrarily.

ResGen.exe /useSourcePath /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\mscorlib.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Data.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Drawing.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Windows.Forms.dll” /r:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Xml.dll” /compile Form1.resx,obj\Debug\PocketPCApplication1.Form1.resources

Csc.exe /noconfig /nostdlib+ /warn:4 /define:DEBUG;TRACE /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\mscorlib.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Data.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Drawing.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Windows.Forms.dll” /reference:”..\..\..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\CompactFramework\WindowsCE\System.Xml.dll” /debug+ /optimize- /out:obj\Debug\PocketPCApplication1.exe /resource:obj\Debug\PocketPCApplication1.Form1.resources /resource:obj\Debug\PocketPCApplication1.Properties.Resources.resources /target:winexe Form1.cs Form1.Designer.cs Program.cs Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs

Does anyone have any idea on what is wrong or point me in the right direction?

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