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Using built in compass on Windows Mobile

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I have a PDA with Windows Mobile 6.1 on it, it has a built in digital compass and for an application I am writing I need to be able to access the compass, can anyone help with this? Apprently there are no API for the compass in WM6.1. Any help would be appreciated.
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What is the manufactorer and the model of the device. I know some HTC and Intermec devices running WinMo support accelerometer and /or compass.

Windows Phone 7 is the first windows mobile OS supporting sensors within there SDKs. If you have an HTC you have to use there SDK (or pinvoke them) and if you have a Intermec device, you have to use there Device Resource Kit SDK which supports the sensor in CN50 and CS40 model.

Does the device really have a magnetic compass sensor or are you asking about GPS compass simulation?
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Thanks hjgode, the spec specifies that it has an E-Compass, so I'm not sure if it has one or not, there doesn't appear to be a platform specific SDK from Getac so for now I'm goiing assume that you are correct and not to persue this avenue, I'll give you the points for thiis but and I'm goiing to post another question more related to what I am trying to achieve which is really to get the PDA to point to a set of coordinates and tell me how far it is, so thanks for the info.
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