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Deploying Mobile PocketPC Problem

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I am facing some challenge on deploying my PocketPC app and I hope someone can help me.

I have written a Mobile App (Compact Framework 2.0) using VS2005.
The target device is Pocket PC 2003, WM5 and WM6.
I am using SQLCE for database.

When I click the “Play” button to deploy the app into a Pocket PC from VS2005, it works fines.
It will automatically detect and install the right CF2, SQL CE if it’s not presence.
(If I not mistaken, there are different CF2 file for different processor which is taken care by VS2005)

Now I want to sell this product. So I deploy the app into (MSI and CAB) format.

When I do a test install, it will only install my APP only nothing else.

It doest not install CF2, SQL CE,etc automatically.
My APP needs these two files to run.

How can I made my setup file able to detect this dependencies and install the right version of CF2 and SQL CE into the target device?

You help is much appreciated.

Oct 27 '07 #1
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