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CF V2.0 to Storage Card?

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Has anyone successfully moved the CF framework to the stoage card. You actaully can install it there but it'll get automatically moved to the main \windows directory. The development team reports that it can't be moved: http://blogs.msdn.com/netcfteam/ so I suspect I'm stuck with the close to 3 meg of wasted space on the phone. Has anyone been successfully moving it such that it doesn't migrate back to \windows and cpontinues to work without glitches? Thanks,

--jrh

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nope unfortunatly there is no way as either during runtime or deployment the CF will get moved to phone storage unit. and its not "a waste of space" - if you really dont like it, don't use it - thats the only advice I could give im afraid ;)

It has to be in the phone so if other applications need to use it - its there. You may decide to remove the minSD card (assuming if .NET CF was installed there) which means that your application or other application won't work as the framework required was on the miniSD card when you removed it.

it has to be constantly on the phone to prevent applications requiring it to be prevented from not running ;)

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Has anyone successfully moved the CF framework to the stoage card.  You actaully can install it there but it'll get automatically moved to the main \windows directory.  The development team reports that it can't be moved: http://blogs.msdn.com/netcfteam/ so I suspect I'm stuck with the close to 3 meg of wasted space on the phone.  Has anyone been successfully moving it such that it doesn't migrate back to \windows and cpontinues to work without glitches?  Thanks,

--jrh

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Hi, I moved CF 2.0 to the "Storage Card" successfuly. Done on my Qtek 8310. I'm running some "my own" progs which are using CF2.0 without any problems. So, it can be done - but you have to count with a bit slower response when the app is loading (ca. 25% slower).

Need to say, I'm using it this way just 2 days, no probs until now.

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it WILL eventually move to the phone storage, when? anytime whenever

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WILL see, still working. - 3rd day.

5 Megas saved !

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How about telling us how you did that?

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How about telling us how you did that?

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I was not sure it's too important ;)

Of course, I will post it - I just have to find some additional time to prepare some short description "how to do that".

I promise, I will ...

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well really i've installed .net cf 2.0 choosing the storage card and i was sure it was there. Now reading that post, i've checked and in my storage card i see a folder \Storage Card\Program Files\.NET CF 2.0 but it is empty. Does it mean that the files r in the phone memory? but where? under windows folder? i do not see them. hujer if u r sure that u have moved cf 2.0 under the storage card and all is working fine tell us how u've done. Thanks

Bye

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well really i've installed .net cf 2.0 choosing the storage card and i was sure it was there. Now reading that post, i've checked and in my storage card i see a folder \Storage Card\Program Files\.NET CF 2.0 but it is empty. Does it mean that the files r in the phone memory? but where? under windows folder? i do not see them. hujer if u r sure that u have moved cf 2.0 under the storage card and all is working fine tell us how u've done. Thanks

Bye

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They are (should be) placed in the Windows directory.

Try to look for MSCOREE2_0.dll !

I will prepare some description soon - I'm very busy now...

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yes MSCOREE2_0.dll is in the windows folder of my imate sp5m. I suppose it means that ALL .net cf 2.0 files r there. I wait your tutorial how to move them in the minisd.

Bye

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Hi all

Please see attached txt file for the description

how to move .NET Compact Framework to the storage card.

Give me a feedback after tests please!

Hujer

.NETCF2_on_Card_en.txt

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works fine ;)

tnx 8)

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works fine  ;)

tnx  8)

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Worked fine for me too. Bit of a pain doing all the registry entries manually tho so I've attached an export of my registry after I'd done it.

I also moved the OpenNETCF files, which seem ok on the storage card.

Global.zip

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There is a service pack (sp1) for CF2.0 :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en

I had to download it to fix a serial port memory leak (my GPS tracking app uses the new CF2 serial port namespace to access the serial port). This CF2 with the SP1 does give you a dialog on the phone that allows you to select either main memory or storage card for the CF2 install. I dont remember seeing this choice with the original CF2 download. There are some files that must be installed in main memory (the installer handles this automatically) but the bulk does seem to stay in the storage card.

The download above includes 2 packages: the .msi to install the CF2 sp1 on the device, and another package (I think the extension is .msv) to update VS2005 with the new compact framework service pack.

Ox

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the SP1 is beta...please be aware of this

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The SP1 has gone out of beta. If you choose storage card as destination it will install the GAC (about 5 MB) to the card and the CLR (1 MB) to the device, to keep performance from dropping.

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my sp5 tells me that i have a newer version of .NET CF when i try to install v2.0 sp1, however it will not let me run applications as the version i have installed is not acceptable?!?! anybody have any clues as to what i can do to fix this. would prefer to install onto card as i have absolutely no space on the phone (in relative terms)

cheers

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