June 2010 Entries

Windows CE: Newsgroups Shutdown
As of June 1, 2010 many of the Windows CE newsgroups have been shut down by Microsoft, and the rest will be shut down by October 1, 2010. This is part of an overall Microsoft strategy to move community from newsgroups to web based forums. The newsgroups have been indexed by Google, so the existing content can and should be searched for answers using http://groups.google.com/ad... Microsoft has replaced the newsgroups with http://social.msdn.microsof... ......

Posted On Friday, June 4, 2010 12:36 PM | Comments (0)

Platform Builder: Disable the USB Driver Dialog
For a long time, Windows CE developers and users have wanted to disable the USB Driver Dialog that is displayed when an unknown USB device is plugged into the host controller. Of course the question is always why would you want to do such a thing? The simple answer is that there are USB devices that are needed, like printers, which expose multiple functions to the bus, like scanners and faxes, which no Windows CE driver exists to support. So the printer quietly loads a driver, but then the other ......

Posted On Thursday, June 3, 2010 9:27 PM | Comments (4)