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Starting off OpenNetCF in VS2005 (without VS2008)

Sep 16, 2015 at 7:08 PM
I've downloded the SDF v2.3 but there are no binaries I can reference in my VS2005 application (targetting Windows CE 6.0 and the .NET CF v2.0). We don't use VS2008 here. Is there any option to get pre-compiled binaries? There's also little in the way for a newbie to show how to get over the first hurdle...reference the OpenNetCF assembly and use the first object/class.

Sep 16, 2015 at 9:21 PM
There is a download for just binaries over on the Downloads tab. These are compiled against Compact Framework 2.0 and should work by simply adding references to then in your VS2005 project.
Sep 17, 2015 at 10:04 AM
Oh goodness, not sure how I missed that! So now I have:
  • downloaded the binaries
  • copied the OpenNETCF.Net.dll tomy project folder
  • added a reference to the DLL in my VS2005 project
  • added a reference in my cs file (using OpenNETCF.Net.NetworkInformation;)
  • used some of the OpenNETCF types
  • rebuilt and deployed to my CE 6.0 device...and it works!