Missing System.io from .NET VB 2003 and Compact Framework app
Posted on 2009-05-20
I'm trying to write an app for an older Pocket PC device. Everything was going fine until I tried to add a reference to System.IO so I can do some data reading & writing to a text file. For whatever reason, System.io.dll is missing from my system.
I've been able to succesfully deploy a compact framework app to the Pocket PC 2002 handheld so I believe my development environment was installed ok with all the features initially. What could be the reason for the missing System.IO? Is there an additional Compact Framework component to install?
I've searched the hard drive and have found other DLLs such as System.Data, System.Data.Common, System.Data.SqlClient and others as well but System.IO is missing. The files I have found are in the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\CompactFrameworkSDK\v1.0.5000\Windows CE\" folder.
Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.