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Data Points Accessing Data from a Mobile Application John Papa
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OMA DM commands are transmitted between the server and the client device in messages.
One provisioning XML file typically contains configuration information for multiple Configuration Service Providers.
Managing a device involves configuring the device after the initial operating system (OS) is put in ROM. The initial image placed in ROM is the bootstrap image.
When deploying your Windows Mobile application, you may want to create an installer that runs on the user's desktop and invokes the Application Manager to install your application on the user's device. The creation of an installer with Visual Studio is simple, requires little coding, and can be done within the existing Visual Studio Solution for your application. Make sure that Solution Explorer for your project is visible.
This time I'm going back to a basic topic: How to create a windows mobile installer for our mobile (Pocket PC / Smartphone)application. I've already blogged before about how to build a .cab which registers the assemblies on the .Net CF GAC . But this time I'm focusing on the .cab installer itself. A Cab file is the default setup format for Windows CE and Windows Mobile devices (similar to windows .msi files). You probably already have installed several application using .cab files, and are familiar with the concept. One point which is often unknown is that .cab files are processed by wceloader.exe , and it can only install one .cab file at a time .
When you create a cabinet (.cab) file, you can choose to add an optional Setup.dll file. This enables you to perform operations before and after the installation and unistallation of your application on target devices. If you are using CAB Wizard to create your .cab file, you specify your Setup.dll in the DefaultInstall section of your .inf file.
The Wceload tool (Wceload.exe), which is an XML-based CAB installer application, runs on your target device.
When you finish developing your driver or application, you can use the CAB Wizard to create cabinet (.cab) files to facilitate installation of your driver or application on devices. This file acts as a container, holding all necessary device driver or application files in one location, which ensures that these files are present at installation. You create a .cab file by first using a text editor to create an .inf file and then using the CAB Wizard command-line tool (Cabwiz.exe) at the command prompt.
Mobile PractiCEs: Setup.dll Sample and Walkthrough: Terms & Conditions / End User License Agreement for a Smart Device CAB installerVisual Studio Smart Device CAB projects are extremely helpful in many ways for building a cab installer , even thought they have some pending issues, like a more natural MSBUILD integration, they allow us to have a cleaner and dynamic definition of our mobile app installation based on our source projects instead of relying just in binary and .inf files.
On this page, there are examples of XML scripts for any Windows Mobile device , and examples for devices with Windows Mobile 6.1 or later .
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