Hello..! Just downloaded Wise package studio 7, because i have some mobile application repackaging to do. Found out that Wise 7 has Windows Mobile 5 support, so i'd wanna go for that.
After working with the mobile device packager for 2 days, i'm getting a bit frustrated. No way to import registry keys. At all. I have a package which requires about 80+ regkeys, i have to add them all manually. I'm was actually nearly about done dong that.. Saved my project to work on it the next day, re-opened the project the day after, compile. Errors. Seems like the mobile package editor changed all my dword regkeys to Binary/Hex. Wise tells me that the datatype may be wrong. What the..?Why did Wise change all my DWORD keys to Bin/Hex? Did i enter the values in the wrong format or something? Anyone have any clues as of why WPS would torment me like this? [&:] [:(]

Anyone know of a good alternative to package mobile apps? Looked at Visual Studio 2005, but the learning curve is kinda steep.. [:)] I mean, I'm just talking about some files with a lot of regkeys i need compiled to cab.. [8|] Thanks..!
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A quick but subtile bump.. :) After starting from scratch again, registry keys and their types seem to be saved this time. Perhaps a bug in Wise, perhaps a hickup whilst compiling once, re-occuring several times after that.. Perhaps a Windows bug, i can't really say.. [8D]

So, i'm still working on my mobile package, but seem to be having some issues. I have a package (cab file) that installs a lot of registry keys and an executable. When a user starts off the executable on the mobile device, he/she gets an user interface. They have to choose a cellular provider, and if they choose the right one, a lot of registry settings are set. (they CAN choose a different provider here, which probably wouldn't work in the first place, but giving them the option is something we don't want for obvious reasons..)

I think i've already isolated 95% of the keys manually using a mobile registry editor, and created a new CAB package setting these keys without the user having to choose the appropiate cellular provider. It also sets the right variables for synchonising email with the apropriate exchange server etc. and synchronisation with ActiveSync.
However, i can't really get it working 100%. Since there is no registry capturing technique i am aware of for Windows mobile (i could be mistaken, correct me if i'm wrong here, enlighten me... [:D] ) as a last resort, I was thinking of making an export of the entire Windows registry before the installation of the original software, and one after. Is there a tool to compare registry files, and show the difference in regkeys? Either for Windows Mobile or XP? I'm really running out of ideas on how to go about this mobile packaging.. [&:] [:(] THANK YOU..!
Answered 12/21/2006 by: neo2000
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