Visual Studio for Devices features in Orcas

Wed, March 28, 2007, 09:35 AM under MobileAndEmbedded
While we looked at new features in NETCF 3.5 for the device developer, there are also tons of improvements in the IDE (VSD "Orcas"), the top 5 IMO being:

1. Unit Testing for Devices
Note that this also works for v2.0 device projects in Orcas too, yay!

2. New Project dialog

3. Device Emulator v3
This has all the goodness of Device Emulator v2.0 plus it can be automated/scripted via COM - the clue is the DEMComInterface.idl file in your DE installation directory.

4. Device Configuration Manager & Device Certificate Manager
Previously available as a powertoy for WM5. To see them in action, from your VS Orcas Tools menu, select Device Security Manager:

5. Windows Mobile 5 SDKs and .NET Compact Framework v2.0 SP2 in the box. No more need for separate downloads :)