Can deploy but not debug .NETCF 3.5 App to Device

I have a software application written for .Net Compact Framework 3.5 in VS2008. I can connect to my device via Activesync and deploy the application without problems. I can launch the app on the device after deployment without a problem. However, if I try to connect and debug the app, I get an unhelpful message that says "A serious error has occurred" and I lose my debug connection.

Has anyone encountered something similar? Any ideas on what to check first?

Thanks

Answers


Make sure you have all service packs for Studio installed.


Probably you discovered the VS2008 debugging limit. If your target heap goes over 32MB you are screwed.

you can check this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/kb/973905 but it didn't work for me.

I removed heap intensive stuff like static objects, strings, bitmaps, yadda yadda and that's fine until you hit the 32MB wall again. PITA.

Good Luck


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