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Windows OS type

Development/operating environment

Tell me the operating environment for the Program Development Kit (BT-WHD1).
Item Description
OS Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit) *1
Windows 8 (32bit/64bit) *1
Windows 7 Professional SP1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Business SP2 (32bit/64bit)
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32bit)
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Standard (64bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64bit)
Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2 (32bit)
Software Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Professional Edition*5
Windows Embedded Compact 7 ATL Update for Visual Studio 2008 SP1
ActiveSync 4.5以降 (Windows XP)
Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1以降 (Windows Vista/Windows 7)
.NET Framework 2.0 *2
.NET Compact Framework 3.5 *3
Virtual PC 2007(Windows XP/Windows Vista) *3
Windows Virtual PC (Windows 7) *4
Recommended PC specifications CPU Pentium4 2.4 GHz or faster
At least 2 GB of memory
1280 x 1024 or larger display
At least 400 MB of free disk space

*1 Virtual development environments using Virtual PC are not supported in Windows8/8.1/Server 2012/2012 R2.
*2 This is required for running applications on the PC.
*3 This is required when creating terminal applications.
*4 This is required when performing simulation debugging on the PC.
*5 Operation on Windows8/8.1/Server 2012/2012 R2 has been verified solely by us, although Microsoft states that operation is not supported.
To be extra sure, perform development in Windows7 or an earlier OS.

Tell me the operating environment for BT Management Tool (BT-WHM1).
Item Description
OS Windows 8.1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows 8 (32bit/64bit)
Windows 7 Professional SP1 (32bit/64bit)
Windows Vista Business SP2 (32bit/64bit)
Windows XP Professional SP3 (32bit)
Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Standard (64bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 (64bit)
Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2 (32bit)
Software .NET Framework 2.0
Recommended PC specifications CPU Pentium4 2.4 GHz or faster
At least 2 GB of memory
1280 x 1024 or larger display
At least 400 MB of free disk space *1

*1 Separate log area sufficient for the number of operating terminals is required.

Must I prepare any other tools when developing built-in applications?

The following tools are required for developing built-in applications:

  1. Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  2. ActiveSync (for file transfer)
  3. Virtual PC (for PC simulator)
  • Note that built-in applications cannot be developed using Visual Studio 2005 or 2010, 2012, 2013, Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or Express Edition.
Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition is no longer on sale. Is there any way that I can obtain it?

In order to obtain Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, you have to purchase a new version of Visual Studio with an MSDN subscription, and then download the old version of Visual Studio from the Microsoft website (from the subscriber downloads).

Reference URLs
https://www.visualstudio.com/ja-jp/products/msdn-subscriptions-vs
https://msdn.microsoft.com/ja-jp/subscriptions

Is it possible to perform wireless debugging while developing applications in Visual Studio?

See "8.1 Procedure for Using TCP/IP to Perform Debugging with an Actual Machine" in the Getting Started Guide.

When is it necessary to purchase the BT-WHD1 (SDK)?

This is necessary if (1) you are using Visual Studio 2008 Pro to develop embedded applications or (2) you are performing device control of the handy terminal.