By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
435,620 Members | 1,303 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 435,620 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Problem faced - While creating setup file for Pocket PC applicatio

P: n/a
:I Created a Pocket PC application for iPAQ 5450. Every thing went fine even
installer creation. I could run the setup and install it into the actual
device and worked fine. The application enables syncronization with remote
database using merge replication.

I found contradictory results while installing the application. I will
mention here all the steps that I done while creating and installing setups.

Result: Case 1: worked fine. Case 2: show problem.

Case 1:
---------

Developing and installation site Details
-------------------------------------------
Operating System

1. Windows 2000 server
2. Windows XP with SP2

Development Environment

1. Microsoft .NET 2003
2. Framework 1.1 with SP1

Backend

1. SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
2. SQL CE 2.0

Communication Tool with Pocket PC

1. Microsoft Active Sync 3.8

Steps followed to create the Setup file

1. Created cab file for my application.
2. Included the cab file names in the INI file to install the cab file
corresponding to the Pocket PC processor.
3. Created another INI file to include the names of the .NET Compact
Framework cab(netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab,
netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab,
netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab, netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab) files to
install .net
compact framework corresponding to the Pocket PC processor.
4. Created another INI file to include the names of the SQL CE cab
(sqlce.ppc3.mips.cab, sqlce.ppc3.sh3.cab, sqlce.ppc3.x86.cab,
sqlce.ppc3.ARM.cab) files to install sql ce corresponding to
the Pocket
PC processor.
5. Created an Installer project to run CEAPPMGR while installing and
uninstalling.
6. Created dll file from the Installer project.
7. Included new setup project to the solution.
8. Added Installer dll to the setup project.
9. Referred that dll in the install and uninstall process of custom action.
10. Added three INI files to our setup application to install .NET Compact
Framework, SQL CE and my application.
11. Included all cab files to the setup project, which includes .NET Compact
Framework, SQL CE and my application.
12. Build the Setup file.

By doing so, setup installed everything (.NET Compact Framework, SQL CE and
my application). I have tested this many times in my Pocket PC. Every time it
installed successfully.
Case 2.
---------

Developing and installation site Details
-------------------------------------------
Operating System

1. Windows 2003 server
2. Windows XP with SP2

Development Environment

1. Microsoft .NET 2003
2. Framework 1.1 with SP1

Backend

1. SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
2. SQL CE 2.0

Communication Tool with Pocket PC

1. Microsoft Active Sync 3.8

Steps followed to create the Setup file

I have followed all the steps in the Case 1

But in this case I failed to install the application to the Pocket PC along
with Sql CE Cab and netcf cab. In 2003 server it is showing CEAPPMGR.EXE
Application error. In Windows XP it is showing “Send error report”. Error
produced in windows XP is in fact a contradictory one from CASE 1.

But I tried with separate installation for each cab file. At that time it is
working fine. But while installing along with any one of supporting cab files
it shows error message. I tried this in different machines, but same error is
throwing. I tried again in Windows 2000 server; it again failed to install
the application so this again is contradictory result from Case 1.

I have sent the error report to Microsoft using “Send error report” option.
I have searched a lot in the internet for a solution.

What could be wrong that I am doing.?
Nov 22 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
1 Reply


P: n/a

I am in urgent need of solution to my problem....

santhosh

"santhosh_176" wrote:
:I Created a Pocket PC application for iPAQ 5450. Every thing went fine even
installer creation. I could run the setup and install it into the actual
device and worked fine. The application enables syncronization with remote
database using merge replication.

I found contradictory results while installing the application. I will
mention here all the steps that I done while creating and installing setups.

Result: Case 1: worked fine. Case 2: show problem.

Case 1:
---------

Developing and installation site Details
-------------------------------------------
Operating System

1. Windows 2000 server
2. Windows XP with SP2

Development Environment

1. Microsoft .NET 2003
2. Framework 1.1 with SP1

Backend

1. SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
2. SQL CE 2.0

Communication Tool with Pocket PC

1. Microsoft Active Sync 3.8

Steps followed to create the Setup file

1. Created cab file for my application.
2. Included the cab file names in the INI file to install the cab file
corresponding to the Pocket PC processor.
3. Created another INI file to include the names of the .NET Compact
Framework cab(netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab,
netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab,
netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab, netcf.core.ppc3.x86.cab) files to
install .net
compact framework corresponding to the Pocket PC processor.
4. Created another INI file to include the names of the SQL CE cab
(sqlce.ppc3.mips.cab, sqlce.ppc3.sh3.cab, sqlce.ppc3.x86.cab,
sqlce.ppc3.ARM.cab) files to install sql ce corresponding to
the Pocket
PC processor.
5. Created an Installer project to run CEAPPMGR while installing and
uninstalling.
6. Created dll file from the Installer project.
7. Included new setup project to the solution.
8. Added Installer dll to the setup project.
9. Referred that dll in the install and uninstall process of custom action.
10. Added three INI files to our setup application to install .NET Compact
Framework, SQL CE and my application.
11. Included all cab files to the setup project, which includes .NET Compact
Framework, SQL CE and my application.
12. Build the Setup file.

By doing so, setup installed everything (.NET Compact Framework, SQL CE and
my application). I have tested this many times in my Pocket PC. Every time it
installed successfully.
Case 2.
---------

Developing and installation site Details
-------------------------------------------
Operating System

1. Windows 2003 server
2. Windows XP with SP2

Development Environment

1. Microsoft .NET 2003
2. Framework 1.1 with SP1

Backend

1. SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
2. SQL CE 2.0

Communication Tool with Pocket PC

1. Microsoft Active Sync 3.8

Steps followed to create the Setup file

I have followed all the steps in the Case 1

But in this case I failed to install the application to the Pocket PC along
with Sql CE Cab and netcf cab. In 2003 server it is showing CEAPPMGR.EXE
Application error. In Windows XP it is showing “Send error report”. Error
produced in windows XP is in fact a contradictory one from CASE 1.

But I tried with separate installation for each cab file. At that time it is
working fine. But while installing along with any one of supporting cab files
it shows error message. I tried this in different machines, but same error is
throwing. I tried again in Windows 2000 server; it again failed to install
the application so this again is contradictory result from Case 1.

I have sent the error report to Microsoft using “Send error report” option.
I have searched a lot in the internet for a solution.

What could be wrong that I am doing.?

Nov 22 '05 #2

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.