Sunil Jagadish

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Windows Mobile 5.0 Emulator and Webservice woes

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Many people (including me) have faced the issue of connecting to a webservice from a Windows Mobile 5.0 emulator. The error generally encountered is- “Unable to connect to network”.

I was able to overcome this problem after learning from this post that I need to cradle1 the emulator and then deploy the application. Before you cradle the emulator, make sure you have a compatible version of ActiveSync running on your machine. Configure your ActiveSync to connect using DMA (because the intention is to connect to the emulator).

I used my desktop’s IP address (and not “localhost”, nor the machine name) to add the webreference (of the webserivce) in the mobile device project.

Rest of the steps in cradling the emulator is neatly laid out in this post.

Note:
1. To cradle your emulator, first connect to it using the Device Emulator Manager, only after which the “Cradle” option in the Actions menu will be enabled.

Written by Sunil

2006.11.24 at 12:59 PM

Posted in .NET