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What's New in Device Emulator

Visual Studio 2008

The following new or expanded features are available in Device Emulator.

NoteNote:

By default, Device Emulator version 3.0 overwrites previous installations and is installed in \Program Files\Microsoft Device Emulator\1.0.

My Device Emulators and All Device Emulators in Device Emulator Manager

Device Emulator configuration files that are saved in "%USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Device Emulators" ("%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Device Emulators" in Windows Vista) appear in the My Device Emulators node of the Device Emulator Manager. Device Emulator configuration files that are saved in "\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\All Device Emulators" ("\Users\Public\Documents \All Device Emulators" in Windows Vista) appear in the All Device Emulators node of the Device Emulator Manager. With this feature, you can save and customize a set of emulators outside the datastore. For more information, see Device Emulator Configuration Files and Device Emulator Manager.

Save as and Reconfigure

You can save and reconfigure device emulator settings to a device emulator configuration XML file. For more information, see Device Emulator Configuration Files.

Automation Interfaces

Automation interfaces are COM interfaces that expose functionality in the Device Emulator Manager. By consuming this interface in your applications, you can programmatically control the Device Emulator Manager. For more information, see Device Emulator Manager Automation Interfaces and Device Emulator Manager.

Performance Boost

The device emulator's performance has been improved significantly. Execution time has been cut in half for many operations.

Emulation of Notification LED, Vibration, Backlight, and Screen Contrast

The device emulator now emulates notification LED, vibration, backlight, and screen contrast hardware. For example, the device emulator window will flash to simulate vibration and the screen will become dimmer or brighter when the contrast is adjusted.

NoteNote:

Your operating system image must support the device emulator's hardware. Generally, Windows Mobile 6 and later images support these new features.

Speakerphone, Headset, and Car Kit Emulation

This feature simulates the presence of a physical speakerphone, headset, or car kit. For more information, see How to: Simulate the Presence of a Headset, Speakerphone, or Car Kit.

NoteNote:

Your operating system image must support the device emulator's hardware. Generally, Windows Mobile 6 and later images support these new features.

Battery Emulation

This feature simulates the presence of a battery. For more information, see How to: Adjust Battery Settings on the Device Emulator.

NoteNote:

Your operating system image must support the device emulator's hardware. Generally, Windows Mobile 6 and later images support these new features.

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