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Device Properties Dialog Box 

Provides options for specifying the properties of devices, including both emulators and physical devices.

To display this dialog box, click Options on the Tools menu, click Device Tools, click Devices, select the device, and then click Properties.

Default output location on device

Specifies the path where the application will be deployed on the remote device.


Specifies the transport.

Visual Studio provides a DMA Transport for emulators and a TCP Connect Transport for physical devices.


The DMA Transport provides high-speed and reliable connectivity for emulators. Though a TCP Transport is available for emulators, it is less reliable than the DMA transport. Use the TCP Transport for emulators only for serious specific reasons.


Opens the Configure Transport dialog box. If the transport is TCP/IP, you can choose to use a fixed port number and specify how the IP address is to be determined. If the Configure button is dimmed, the selected transport is not configurable.


Specifies the bootstrapper.


For physical devices: Opens a Configure Manual Bootstrapper dialog box, where you can specify port number and device IP address.

If the Configure button appears dimmed, the selected bootstrapper is not configurable.

Detect when device is disconnected

Provides quick detection of whether a device is connected.

To debug using the Kernel Independent Transport Layer (KITL), clear this checkbox.

Changes to this property take effect on the next connection to the device.

Emulator Options

Opens the Emulator Properties dialog box, where you can set emulator properties such as display and connection characteristics. This option does not appear if you have selected a physical device.

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