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Tip of the Month (June 2010)

Installing a Visual CE Runtime Patch

On occasion, SYWARE support will send you a patch for the Visual CE runtime system. This is usually in response to a bug report you submit. We find the bug, fix it, and send you a patch. The patch is a quick fix to resolve the problem for you. In most cases, we put the bug fix in our baseline code so it is included in future releases of the product.

Unless instructed otherwise, the patch is a single file called VICERT.EXE. When you get the patch, it is up to you to manually install it on your handheld device. Here's how to do this:

  1. First connect your handheld to the desktop and open up ActiveSync or the Windows Mobile Device Center.
  2. If you are using ActiveSync, click on the EXPLORE button. If you are using the Windows Mobile Device Center, click on FILE MANAGEMENT, then click BROWSE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR DEVICE.
  3. Click on MY DEVICE, or MY HANDHELD, or something similar (it varies from device to device).
  4. Click on PROGRAM FILES.
  5. Click on VISUAL CE.
  6. You will see a file called VICERT.EXE. Replace this file with the VICERT.EXE we supplied to you (use drag and drop to move it over).

While you have the connection open, also take look in the \Windows folder on the handheld. If you happen to see a VICERT.EXE in the \Windows folder, replace that one also.

If you have a Pro Edition, you may want to also put this patch into the installer you built with FILE | CREATE DISTRIBUTION FILES. You will need to redo this everytime you run FILE | CREATE DISTRIBUTION FILES. To install the patch into an installer you built with FILE | CREATE DISTRIBUTION FILES:

  1. Rename the VICERT.EXE that we sent you to VICERT.EXE.ARM_2K
  2. In the folder that contains the installer you built, there is a file called VICERT.EXE.ARM_2K. Delete this file.
  3. Copy the VICERT.EXE.ARM_2K from step 1 into the folder that contains the installer you built.

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