Archive for the ‘Tools’ Category.
The source code of rdp_autologin has been updated and now default.rdp will now include some more lines:
WorkingDir:s:C:\Program Files (x86)
AlternateShell:s:C:\Program Files (x86)\notepad.exe
where only EnableClipboardRedirection is working.
Will update the code of rdp_autologin and it’s tools to enable you to control the clipboard setting by the registry. Currently it defaults to ENABLED.
See also previous posts.
On desktop PCs you have the nice tool netstat to see which ports are open on the PC. A customer wanted to know, why his devices do not release there internet connection. The only tool I know, that will show open network connections, is called netstat. Unfortunately I did not find such tool for Windows Mobile and so I wrote one myself:
netstat for windows mobile
Continue reading ‘Mobile development: Netstat, know your device’s open ports’ »
PocketPC and Windows Mobile does not support a hosts file as desktop windows. As I recently had to add an entry for a virtual machine running Mini SAP (Netweaver 7.01 Trial) I stumbled about how to add a host entry to a windows mobile device.
The platform builder help gives the details about how host entries are organized:
The host name can be configured through the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\Tcpip\Hosts subkey. When an application calls gethostbyname or getaddrinfo, the registry is queried first, before a DNS or WINS request is sent. If the host name is found in the registry, the registry values are returned.
The following table shows the values for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Comm\Tcpip\Hosts\<Host Name> subkey.
|Value : type
|Aliases : REG_MULTI_SZ
||This value stores the aliases by which this host is known.
|ExpireTime : REG_BINARY
||If the current time, obtained by calling GetCurrentFT, exceeds the value in ExpireTime, the entire Host Name subkey is deleted the next time that gethostbyname is called. The length of this value is 8 bytes.
|ipaddr : REG_BINARY
||This value stores the IPv4 addresses associated with this host name. The length of this value is 4 bytes per address.
|ipaddr6 : REG_BINARY
||This value stores the IPv6 addresses associated with this host name. The length of this value is 20 bytes per address (16 bytes for address and 4 bytes for Scope ID).
So, there is no simple hosts file.
Continue reading ‘Mobile development: pocketHosts-Edit Windows Mobile hosts entries’ »
The event db (it is my naming) holds all events and actions that can be invoked to launch an app or fire some events.
The tool shows all known notifications on a WM device. You can browse the event db and examine the defined events. Additionally the tool shows power change notifications.
In the mid window above you can see there is a timed event that will occur at 0:00 and start \windows\calupd.exe. This will wake your device all night and update the calendar entries for re-occurring schedules etc.
The right window shows the power notifications on a suspend/resume cycle.
Using the options menu you can save a list of the defined notification events.
Continue reading ‘Mobile Development: manage the event db, what wakes up your device’ »