Microsoft ActiveSync for 2000/XP or Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) for Vista/7/8 is required and should be installed before proceeding.
Users planning on using Windows CE devices can still download the Windows Mobile Emulator. Although the experience will be different, interaction with TracerPlus will be similar enough for testing purposes.
Downloading and Installing the Windows Mobile Emulator Components
Click Here to download the Emulator Software.
Download the version of vs_emulator.exe that corresponds to your PC’s operating system, then double-click the downloaded file to install the program.
The application will be installed to the following default location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Emulator\1.0
(The version will be listed as 1.0 despite the fact that the installation notes that it is 3.0.)
Click Here to download the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Image Files. These files are required to run the software. It is recommended that you download the Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Professional Images (USA).msi file, rather than the other choices presented.
Double-click the downloaded file to install the images. This will add the following folder to the Start Menu: Windows Mobile 6 SDK
Running the Emulation
Go to Start Menu > Windows Mobile 6 SDK > Standalone Emulator Images > U.S. English, and then select one of the emulator images listed. (For example, WM 6.1.4. Classic). This will launch the emulator, opening a window showing a mock-up of a mobile device with Windows Mobile running. However, the device is not yet “connected” to your PC. (See Image 1)
Virtually connecting the Emulated Device to your PC via ActiveSync/WMDC
Go to Start Menu > Windows Mobile 6 SDK > Tools and select Device Emulator Manager. Do not launch the Cellular Manager. If Device Emulator Manager is option is not available, Go to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Emulator\1.0 and double-click dvcemumanager.exe to launch the Device Emulator Manager. Do not launch the DeviceEmulator.exe.
Once the Device Emulator Manager has launched, a list showing your connected device should be visible. The device will be listed as a series of numbers and dashes to the right of a green arrow. If no device is listed in the Device Emulator Manager window, click the refresh button. (See Image 2). Once the device is shown, click the series of numbers to highlight. With the device listing highlighted, select Cradle from the Actions menu. (See Image 3) This will launch ActiveSync and create a virtual connection between the emulated device and your PC. The ActiveSync Setup Wizard will also launch. Creating this setup is not required to maintain a connection and the Setup Wizard can be cancelled.
If ActiveSync (or Windows Mobile Device Center for Vista/7 users) does not start automatically, then launch the software manually and open the Connection Settings window. Confirm that DMA is selected in the
Allow connections to one of the following: drop down, and that the corresponding checkbox is enabled.
Installing TracerPlus on your Emulated Device
Download, install and launch TracerPlus Desktop.
Confirm that the emulator is running and connected to your PC via ActiveSync.
Select Install TracerPlus to Device from the TracerPlus Desktop Tools menu.
Follow the onscreen prompts.