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Can't find PInvoke DLL 'sqlceme35.dll'

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I am trying to add a database to my windows mobile 6.5 app but I'm getting this error when I try to deploy it to the  emulator. I am using VS 2008 Pro and Visual Basic.

System.MissingMethodException was unhandled
  Message="Can't find PInvoke DLL 'sqlceme35.dll'."
       at System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeCommand..ctor()
       at ToolsSql2.ToolsSql2DataSetTableAdapters.usersTableAdapter.InitAdapter()
       at ToolsSql2.ToolsSql2DataSetTableAdapters.usersTableAdapter.get_Adapter()
       at ToolsSql2.ToolsSql2DataSetTableAdapters.usersTableAdapter.Fill(usersDataTable dataTable)
       at ToolsSql2.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Form._SetVisibleNotify(Boolean fVis)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Control.set_Visible(Boolean value)
       at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form fm)
       at ToolsSql2.Form1.Main()

I saw a similar post id # 26325558 but his resolution was to upgrade from 3.0 to CE 3.5. I only installed 3.5.

My current dlls are in both:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\Devices\wce500\armv4i

and I see sqlceme35.dll in those 2 directories?

My regedit shows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition/v3.5/ENU
(Default) Data = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\Devices

Do I need to install something for the  emulator? If so, how?
Do I install SSCERuntime-ENU or SSCEDeviceRuntime-ENU?

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