How To Install .NET Compact Framework 3.5 On Windows Mobile

18. April 2009 18:16

So since I'm so intelligent (ha ha..oh how I wish), I couldn't figure out how to install the .NETCF 3.5 onto my windows mobile 6 professional phone.  Well I did what MS said (which is always a 50/50) and downloaded the MSI for the .NETCF 3.5 onto my computer. So it said go ahead and run the MSI and Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) will take care of the rest. Oh how I should have known.  Here was my config before starting the install:

  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Windows Mobile 6 Pro SDK
  • .NET Compact Framework 3.5

As you can see, I already had the framework installed on my computer. And since I'm not as comfortable with Windows Mobile Development I was a bit hesistant to go foward.  Well turns out this is all I had to do:

  • Connect phone to my PC
  • Open WMDC (don't know if that is required still)
  • Run the MSI I downloaded
  • Select Modify
  • Expand the options and select "Deployment"

And that was about it.  WMDC automatically installed it onto my phone.  However, on my phone since I have a storage card I just had to tell which directory to install it on. The storage card, or the device.  I did the device.

That was that, now I have the .NETCF 3.5 on my phone.

Here are some helpful links as well:


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