Microsoft’s ActiveSync Remote Display program, which comes as a separate download with the Windows Mobile Developer Power Tools, has always been a nice tool for viewing and demoing applications.Â
However, I’ve been recently working on a project on the Symbol WT4070 which does not have a touch screen and only a limited keyboard.Â While its possible to access pretty much everything through the keyboard, it’s not easy.
That’s where the ActiveSync Remote Display program makes a huge difference, but unfortunately it does not natively recognize CE 5.0 devices.Â However, if you copy the remote clientÂ “cerdisp2.exe” on to the terminal, everything starts working again, and you have a nice remote desktop to work from.
So here areÂ the steps:
- Download the ActiveSync Remote Display program (EmuASConfig.msi) from the Windows Mobile Developer Power ToolsÂ site and install.
- Navigate the installation directory (C:Program FilesWindows Mobile Developer Power ToysActiveSync_Remote_Displaydevices).Â This directory contains files for all of the platforms that ARD recognizes.Â Find the device that best matches your terminal, for most devices this will be “wce400armv4”.
- Create an ActiveSyncÂ connection to your terminal.
- Copy the program “cerdisp2.exe” to the “Windows” directory of your terminal.
- Launch ActiveSync Remote Display from the Start Menu.Â Note: The message “Â The OS or CPU of this device is unknown to this application” will be displayed.Â This can be safely ignored.
And then use it like a normal window application as in my SVTPCE application.