Getting a starnge error in MS Visual Studio 2003 - Microsoft.VisualStudio.DeviceConnectivity.NoProcessRunException

Posted on 2012-08-12
Last Modified: 2012-08-18
I had to do a minor tweak to 2 Pocket PC VB.Net apps created in VS 2003 - yeah going way back.

I did the first changes to one app and debugged all went well and that app is up and running again.

I made the exact same changes to the code (and very minor ones at that  - added a couple of more items to a combobox) and it won't debug.

All that I get for a message is:


ActiveSync starts fine, I set up a guest partnership and still get that error on debug.

Searching the Web I find nothing.

So my failed attempts at fixing it were:

1) Reset the mobile device to factory settings
2) Restarted the computer

Still getting the error.

Any ideas as to what is going on?


Question by:PBLack

    Assisted Solution

    I solved it but still don't know why it did what it did. In the solution explorer I right clicked on the project and chose  Debug -> start new instance

    That worked.
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    Accepted Solution

    start new instance creates a full other environment to debug in.
    When using the F5- you try to debug inside the Visual studio environment.

    Maybe this helps

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