Dirk Bergmann

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Enabling GPS features of Windows Mobile 5

And here's another hack to enable the GPS settings applet on Windows Mobile 5. I'm still using the PHM registry editor to edit the registry, but this classic program is not really working well on Windows Mobile 5. There might be better Compact Framework based tools today, such as this one. Anyway, it's ironic that Microsoft just delivered serial port programmability with the Compact Framework 2.0 (System.IO.Ports namespace), and at the same time provided the serial-port-less GPSID programming interface of the gpsapi.dll, luring developers from the more generic serial GPS interfaces towards easy-to-use vendor lock-in, and dealing Windows Mobile 2003 another blow.