VS.net and Smart Device Application Development

I am trying to start writing programs for Pocket PCs as the main application is ready to be deployed and people now want it so they can take info away with them.

Now the annoying problem I am having is starting a Smart Device project in VS.net 2003 Pro.

I have the .net CF installed, the active sync 4.7.1 (or whatever the most recent is), i have eVC++ installed and EVERYTHING i have been told to install, installed.  I have unistalled VS.net and reinstalled it, and then followed the order of things to do from the MSDN website.  But still not joy what so ever!

HELP ME PLEASE BEFORE I LOOSE MY MIND (lol joke!)

Thanks in advance
ezekial316Asked:
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ezekial316Author Commented:
PS I know I want to dev in VB.net, but was told to install eVC++, thanks
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
And what is the problem exactly? Do you have a LAN adapter card on your PC?
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ezekial316Author Commented:
When i start Visual Studio .net 2003 Professional and click new projects>vb there is no choice for development smart device applications, even after i have installed everything necessary.
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ezekial316Author Commented:
Its not vs 2003 that am using! i have downloaded the wrong one (its legal from the ELMS website ;) but the ELMS website won't let me download 2003, only 2002 even though it offers the 2003 for download :(.

Sorry to bother anyone :)
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
what is elms?
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ezekial316Author Commented:
e-academy License Management System (ELMS)
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
I think the new VS2005 Express edition (whihc is free) will let you do smart devices applications´
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/vbasic/default.aspx
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
When VS2002 was out, smart devices applications where not packaged into.
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ezekial316Author Commented:
Will look into the vb express thing before i assign.  if it works out, i will give you a hug (and the points)

where do you get your wonderful knowledge?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Here and there!!!
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ezekial316Author Commented:
need to go to those places
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ezekial316Author Commented:
looking at the download its going to install beta version of the .net frame work! won't touch this at the mo due to current developments.  but thanks!
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