When working with Windows Mobile these days it is very common to have to do work with the cellular connection. Either programming the phone dialing out, receiving calls or testing any other cell-related functionality is very important to make sure that your application behaves appropriately. Hence, the need for the Cellular Emulator to create a "virtual call": incoming, outgoing, SMS message, and even network events allowing your Windows Mobile emulator and your application to behave as programmed with the event being tested.
This functionality is no secret and it only takes a few steps in associating one emulator with the other. However, some people take a longer route by getting to associate these two tools by taking too many steps. The shortest way to associate the, is by following these quick six steps:
- Open the Device Emulator Configuration app.
- Click on the Peripherals tab
- Enter the Cellular Emulator COM# port into the Serial Port 0 field
- Dismiss Configuration dialog
- Reset the Device Emulator (File => Reset => Soft)
- Click OK to confirm soft reset