Creating Native Windows Mobile 5 Application Error

July 6, 2006 at 11:50 PMJoshua Harley

For those of you who install Visual Studio 2005 and the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK, everything should be fine and dandy. If you have Internet Explorer 7 installed (whether in Vista or as the beta on Windows XP), you'll notice that you can't really create a project using the New Project Wizard (by selecting Visual C++ -> Smart Device -> Win32 Smart Device Project). All the information you'll receive from Visual Studio 2005 is a simple "Creating Project <Project> Failed..." in the status bar. Helpful isn't it? Well thankfully Visual Studio for Devices blog has the answer.

All you have to do is add a registry key to allow the wizard to open an internet explorer window.
Open the following registry key:

Windows XP x64 or Vista 64-bit:
Windows XP or Vista:

And add the following Key


Retry creating the new project and everything should be fine!


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It didn't get any better

July 6, 2006 at 1:51 PMJoshua Harley

Flight #3

Nice! Well I was hoping for an uneventful flight back... you know... nothing to write about. It turns out that during the preflight check there was a "small hydraulic line leak" on our plane, a DC9-40 - it was so small that it needed to be towed to the hangar to be fixed. So here we are in the Detroit Municipal Airport (DTW) and are quickly rerouted to a DC9-30, which now has a small problem in the left gear brake. Go Figure... we'll probably miss our connecting flight home too! I do hope that this one is flight worthy... WOO it is!

Flight #4

Ok, we landed fine... thankfully. Problem was our connecting flight was two concourses away! We had ten minutes to run and ride the rail there. Thankfully a gate attendant let us in after they closed the doors. We are on a Boeing 757 flown by Delta, it is one of the song aircraft, so ours was pink for breast cancer. They have Linux driven monitors in all the chairs. How do I know this? The system crashed and had to be rebooted! Hehe. I've been watching the news about the missiles fired from North Korea and Wimbledon. They even have a channel that lets you view flight information. We're flying at 34,001 feet (10,362 Meters), 497 MPH (800 KPH), 404 miles (646 KM) covered and its 8 degrees fahrenheit(-13 degrees Celsius). We should arrive in 1:46 at 7:26PM MDT. See you there!

Whoa the flight attendants were just told to sit down... This could get turbulent. *worried*. The guy I'm sitting next to is huge! Ugh. The chick on my other side is studying with a huge book for the PSATs, though she was quite nice.

Oh yeah, turbulence.... Wow! 1 degree Fahrenheit! Brrrrrr. You know, they need to work on that ETA thing. It's just about 7pm right now in Colorado... And we're not even in Oklahoma! That and we're turning southwest to *attempt* to miss some storms. Doesn't look like that'll happen though.

Hmm, -2 degrees fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) outside and we are at 36,001 feet (10976 Meters)

Hehe, in a minute we are about to fly over Wheeler, TX. That is kinda cool.

Well, it seems that those two blurbs were quite random, but I must say that the Boeing 757 plane was nice, even when we hit turbluence it really didn't feel too bad. I'm just glad our luggage was alrady at the airport when we got off. Saved us a huge hassle.

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My Flight Experience

July 2, 2006 at 12:01 AMJoshua Harley

[NOTE: This was written during the flights on 2006-06-30]

Flight #1

Well here I am writing to you from about 37,000 feet... quite the uneventful flight so far. I haven't gotten out my laptop yet, but I just might... Who knows? Well I do... I think. I must say that this flight is quite warm, which is weird because they are usually freezing. (The guy next to me is studying a presentation on ADHD... Or maybe he has it... He keeps looking around suspiciously). This flight lasts about 1 hour and 45 minutes, which (ASSHOLE!!! The fricking guy in front of me just smashed my legs with his seat! To make it worse he just kept throwing his back into it! Weird that h e encountered resistance... I wonder why? Oh yeah! I am sitting here!! Agghhhgghhhgg! No laptop now... *sigh*) is way too long because I am 6'3" (190 cm)... way too warm! Damn we've only been flying for 30 minutes. I think I'll just sit here and listen to my music... Damn hot air is drying out my contacts.

Oooooooh, the captain just came on! He sounds excited today! Cocktails and wine available for $5.00! Some cheap-ass "trail-mix" for $1.00! Correct change please. Ugh.

Thanks to the ASSHOLE in front of me, I can't even put my food tray down! Arggfgfgnbfbfgfhgh. Once again, clueless, he tried to get it even further back... Well guess what AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN! UNLESS YOU BREAK MY LEGS - FUCKER! Aisle seats suck, always getting hit.

Ok, there is this weird lady in row 5 (I'm in 9) that keeps looking back here, popping her head. Like a prairie dog! I'll see if I can get a picture ... It's pretty damn funny!

Ok, I swear that this fucker in front of me is trying his hardest to break my kneecaps! Oh goodie a nice song just came on Kono Sekai No Doko Ka De {somewhere} by Kuwashima Houko, the seiyuu {voice actor} for Filia in Slayers Try and Kasumi in Dead or Alive 2 - 4 (and going). Pretty song, pretty voice and can someone do something about that damn air? It SUCKS that (oh great! 30 minutes left!) this is the same plane that'll take me to Detroit...

We need another seating area for moms and babies! I mean, it sucks that their ears hurt when they pop, so they cry, but my ears hurt from their crying!

Nice! Attempt #4 by the Kneecap Basher! I swear...

Flight #2

Well, we're on our second flight right now, and I actually have room for me to use my laptop, albeit without internet service (kinda sucks, but at 37,000 feet it is understandable) I just spent about 10 minutes trying to get the above paragraphs off of my phone. First problem was I don't have activesync installed on Windows XP MCE yet (on my laptop) so I had to reboot into Windows Vista Beta 2 and use their built in activesync. That was a pain because of how slow it runs on my laptop, installing drivers, and getting pissed at the UAC. NOTE: If you click on it a ton of times, it WILL pop up for every one, it just waits until everything starts working. Pain in the ass I tell you, but not as bad as Mr. Kneecap Basher. This flight we were all put in row 26, which is in the very back. Nice thing is, the guy in front of me hasn't leaned back yet. Bad part, the bathrooms are right here, and man are they busy. (AHHHHHH TURBULANCE ACK ACK - ACK MORE - AHAAAAHAHHHH NOT COOL - I HATE FREEFALLING! That's why I don't do well on rollercosters.) Damn, power-down time.

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It's Official

February 28, 2006 at 4:24 PMJoshua Harley

Well people, it is official now, I am going to attemt to get MCSE certified in the ways of Windows Server 2003! Hopefully they won't require me to take the courses/classes because there are none offered here in the state of Colorado... makes for an exciting time. What is quite neat about taking the exams and whatnot, is that the actual exams cover some of the basic ideas behind Active Directory and security, among others... and they come with a nice "self-paced training kit" which contains the step by step directions I've been looking for to set up Active Directory, Systems Management Server 2003 (which just came in my MSDN subscription!), and Exchange 2003 (also in my MSDN subscription).

If any of you have any tips, or know anything I should know... drop me a line!

(Pearson VUE, a testing company that offers a ton of certifications, has a location right next to the interstate! That is about a 5 minute drive from my house!)