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How To Install A Cab File On Windows Mobile 6.5



While Windows Mobile application works, it should check asynchronously for any new version available in a server database. If the patch exists, the program should download the .cab (Windows Mobile installer) file and install/run it automatically.




How to install a cab file on windows mobile 6.5



I generated a personal certificate file *.cer, signed my CAB file with it, installed this certificate on Windows Mobile 6.5. I want to silently install this CAB on the device. I call"wceload.exe /silent MyCab.CAB". The problem is that the /silent switch is not working - I get prompted for ack the installation of CAB while I'm expecting the /silent switch will ack all prompts itself. Additionally I'd like to avoid the dialog "The previous version of ... is installed..." if my CAB has been already installed before. Is there a way to do it on Windows Mobile? I tried setting the registry key HKLM/Software/Apps/My App/Instl to 0 but it is not working.Any help is appreciated.


In RhoStudio Windows -> Preferences, right-click on Rhomobile->Windows Mobile to show the rhobuild.yml preferences. Check that the Cab wizard path (which is contained in your Windows Mobile 6 SDK program installation) is correct.


Manually copy the .cab file to the device. For example, you can use the device File Explorer to display the .cab file that is on the computer. Click on that .cab file and the installation process will be started; after it is finished, you should see the app icon on your device in Programs.


The problem is that WMDC locks the file system of the mobile device and prevents Rhodes application from running(because the application usually writes data to files located within the application folder).So if WMDC is starting when you connect the device to PC, you need to shutdown WMDC completely to be able to run Rhodes applicationon Windows Mobile device.


One of the benefits of Oracle Database Mobile Server is that you can have an application downloaded onto a device, where data can be synchronized between the device and the back-end Oracle database. When you install the mobile client, Oracle Database Mobile Server installs the Sync Engine and Device Manager.


The following tables detail the requirements for the client platforms on which you may install the mobile client. The requirements do not include requirements for either client database, but are only the requirements for the mobile client including the Sync Engine and Device Manager.


Android platforms require that any software downloaded to the device is digitally signed with a certificate whose private key is held by the application's developer. This means that you cannot simply download and install the mobile client binaries unless they are downloaded within the context of a signed application.


Thus, the instructions for installing the mobile client on Android devices is presented with an example of creating and downloading the Android application on a SQlite Mobile Client, which is provided in Chapter 4, "Using an Android Application on the SQLite Mobile Client".


Client platforms are provided in the mobile client setup page. These client CAB files are optimized for size to minimize the footprint on your device. For each native platform, a CAB file is downloaded from the setup page. The naming structure for each CAB file is ....cab, where can be bdb or sqlite.


However, if you are using a client with the Standard SDK for WinCE 5.0 platforms for Windows Mobile 5 (WCESTDSDK), use the appropriate CAB files that are provided in the MDK install. For information on how to install the WCESTDSDK CAB files, see Section 2.3.3.1, "Installing Standard SDK Windows Mobile Files for Your Mobile Client".


You may be required to select the type of privilege under which to install the mobile client. This may already be designated by the administrator in the INF file before installation or the current user may have a privilege that defaults to a certain privilege for the installation.


After the mobile client is installed on the device, start the Device Manager Agent on the device either by selecting Device Manager in the programs group or by executing dmagent.exe, which is in the orace directory.


By default, the Windows Mobile 5 (PPC50) and Windows Mobile 6, 6.1 and 6.5 (PPC60) CAB files are installed with the mobile server and thus, are displayed as options on the mobile client setup page. These CAB files are registered with the mobile server. However, if your mobile client is a Standard SDK WinCE 5.0 platform, use one of the WCESTDSDK CAB files contained in the MDK install.


If you want the Standard SDK WinCE CAB files to be displayed on the mobile server client setup page, then register the desired platform in the mobile server. After registration, the mobile client can download the SDK CAB file from the Client setup page.


Copy and rename the CAB file. The CAB files are named ....cab. Rename the CAB file to bdb.cab or sqlite.cab as appropriate and copy it into a subdirectory according to language and client platform type relative to the \mobile\setup directory. Take note of the directory path as you will provide the location of the CAB file in the INF file.


On the mobile server, create an INF file and place it in the appropriate subdirectory according to the language and platform type in the \Mobile\Setup\devmgr directory. The INF file provides the instructions for installing the CAB file on the client platform. You can copy one of the existing INF files, such as the sqlite_std500.inf file. If you want to add additional instructions, copy the file and make sure the INI file refers to the new INF file.


In the default configuration, mobile clients do not automatically synchronize after you install the client. However, for Win32, WinCE, Windows Mobile or Linux platforms, you can modify your configuration to automatically synchronize each client after it is installed, as follows:


Another way to configure the Start screen icon is dynamically: copying the appropriately sized PNG file based on the DPI of the device. We will use a setup dll to detect the DPI, and copy the appropriate PNG. You may know that WCELOAD (the EXE that process the CAB file) or a DLL that is loaded into its process, will return the same DPI (96) no matter the actual DPI of the device. To workaround this, we launch a very small helper EXE that quickly exits, without UI, and returns the DPI. The SDK sample ResDLL uses this technique as well as demonstrates how to install DPI specific resource DLLs. Here is the code used to detect the DPI:


Create Shortcut:As mentioned, we do the post-processing of the files after the CAB is installed (in the Install_Exit function). That is, because the icon image in the Start screen is created when the shortcut is created (see the cached icons section below), we need to create the shortcut in the setup dll instead of in the CAB file as was done in the static CAB sample. Otherwise, the Start screen will use an icon extracted from the EXE instead of the PNG file. Here is the language independent code that creates the shortcut:


4. Download and Install the Application. If this is your first time installing, or you are doing a brand new install, then run the PathAway Full Installer. Once you have installed the program, you can return to the download site to get regular updates. If you're just updating a recent version of the Windows Mobile app, you can install the Update Installer over your current installation of PathAway. You can also update the application directly on your device by selecting the appropriate CAB file.


A Windows mobile developer needs to create a GPS intermediate driver layer that resides between physical GPS hardware and GPS software application. Typically the GPS hardware can be used by a single application at a time but using FakeGPS tool multiple application can simultaneously access GPS hardware(simulated hardware) using the intermediate driver. To demonstrate the functionality of FakeGPS I have created a mobile device type application using Visual Studio and used Microsoft supplied assembly (a dll component) named Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Samples.Location.dll for developing GPS Application. You can find the GPS Dll in the SDL sample project folder; this sample gets installed with Mobile SDK 6.0 in the default path C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CS\GPS. To debug Microsoft.WindowsMobile.Samples.Location.dll code I have also added the source code of this assembly in my GPSApplication solution.


To see the GPS receiver data in your output screen install the FakeGPS tool in the mobile emulator, which will work as a fake GPS receiver. Configure your emulator to access the FakeGPS.Cab file located in C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK\Tools\GPS folder of your development machine. From emulator configuration you need to share this folder.


The FieldGenius Devices installer is an executable file intended to be run on a Windows PC while connected to a Windows Mobile or Windows CE controller. The utility creates cab files and transfers them over to the controller for installation. The devices installer is rarely used now because Windows Mobile Device is no longer supported, instead, we recommend that users download the cab file for their device and copy it directly to the controller using a memory card or USB drive. The steps below are only required if you MUST use a devices installer.


Normally Windows Mobile Device Center is used, along with a USB cable, to install FieldGenius on a Mobile Device. If you cannot use Windows Mobile Device Center, a thumb drive or other external storage device must be used to in order to install FieldGenius. This article will walk through the steps involved in the process of downloading FieldGenius, locating the cab file, loading it onto a thumb drive and moving the cab file onto a Leica CS15 data collector.


Click here download the version of FieldGenius that you wish to install. The Downloads page now offers cab file versions of many installers which do not require WMDC. You can download the .cab file and skip to here to see how to complete the installation.


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