Thursday, March 18, 2010

WP7 Emulator Build 7.0.0.6077

Tonight I start looking how the new emulator is integrated in Visual Studio 2010. Using Process Explorer I saw that VS launches this command:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft XDE\1.0\XDE.exe" "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\WindowsPhone\v7.0\Emulation\Images\WM70C1.bin"

So the new Device Emulator changed name in XDE (version 10.0.30128.39) and we have the bin file that contains the emulator image. I then remembered that you can extract the files from a bin image, but the guys at XDA were already ahead. They made a dump of the ROM files. A lot of people are digging up and we might see some interested things in the next couple of days.

This is what I've found out. The new OS, build 7.0.0.6077, has NET CF 3.7 embedded. I then remembered that there was a CF 3.7 cab version that was running on WM 6.5 and I got this "crazy" idea that I have to try... What if we could run the Silverlight applications that we compile for WP 7 on WM 6.5? I'm gonna dig this up tomorrow.

Anyway in the dump files I could find the Silverlight assemblies:
GAC_System.Windows.Browser_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll 129.328
GAC_System.Windows.RuntimeHost_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll 35.120
GAC_System.Windows_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll 1.038.640
that might just work on WM 6.5

and also the XNA assemblies:
GAC_Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GamerServices_v4_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll 112.088
GAC_Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game_v4_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll 71.128
GAC_Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics_v4_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll 189.912
GAC_Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Input.Touch_v4_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll 34.264
GAC_Microsoft.Xna.Framework_v4_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll 382.424
XnaFrameworkCore.dll 357.848

XnaFrameworkCore.dll it's a native file so I think we would need one from a real device not emulator.

There is also SQL Ce Compact 3.5
GAC_System.Data.SqlServerCe_v3_5_1_0_cneutral_1.dll the version is 3.5.5722.1

And more managed assemblies:
GAC_Microsoft.Devices_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Navigation_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Controls.WebBrowserInterop_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Controls.WebBrowser_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Controls_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Execution_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Info_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.License_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Notification_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Shell.Interop_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Shell_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.TaskModel.Interop_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_Microsoft.Phone.Tasks_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_System.Device.Location_v2_0_5_0_cneutral_1.dll
GAC_CaptureApiManaged_v1_0_0_0_cneutral_1.dll


It's a start...We can look a little under the hood of WP 7 and see how it is designed. Pretty interesting, right?






9 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this, it's quite interesting to see what Microsoft is hiding in WP7!

    Alex

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