12-01-2005, 11:11 AM
In version 10.5, I created a VB.NET CF application and then added an Installshield (Basic MSI) project to the solution. I then went to the "Mobile Devices" item in the solution explorer and added a new Mobile Device Installation. In 10.5, in the Windows Mobile Wizard, there was a screen where you would select the "Visual Studio .NET Project Outputs". Now I am upgrading all of my mobile application to Visual Studio 2005 and their corresponding installations to Installshield 11.5 and I have run in to a couple of problems, first, there is no "Visual Studio .NET Project Outputs" screen in the Windows Mobile Wizard and second, it looks like using IS 11.5 with VS 2005 will only work with ActiveSync 4, I can't believe that this is the case and suspect that I am missing something but when I try to build the installation, I get an error saying that I am not usning a compatible version of Active Sync. As you probably know, there are some differences in Active Sync 3.8 and 4.0, primarily under the connection settings and the ability to "Allow network (Ethernet) and Remote Access Service (RAS) server connection with this desktop computer". This option isn't really needed if the users have Windows Mobile 5 on their PocketPC but none of my users have this and I am required to deploy using Active Sync 3.8. Is there another way to do this? Am I missing something?