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Lost Files: Common Executable Format (CEF) Plugin Installers

C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 12:48 PM
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Back in 2000 there were two downloads on microsoft.com

CEF Tools for eMbedded Visual C++ 3.0 (5.68 MB) [cefevc.exe]
CEF Pocket PC SDK for eMbedded Visual C++ 3.0 (11.9 MB) [cefsdk.exe]

My version of the former is corrupt, it is exactly 1MB in size. I went back to the WBM and discovered that this is because the WBM version is corrupt and exactly 1MB in size.

The cefsdk.exe is not on the WBM and I don't have it on disk either.

Does anyone have it and can send it in so that I can put it back in the public domain? It's rather difficult to compile for CEF if the compiler is missing

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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:13 PM
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I need some help looking but start here

Here’s Microsoft’s actual download server for that era

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://mssjus.www.conxion.com/download...

And here’s Microsoft’s msdn developer page for that era

https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/de...
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:19 PM
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I feel like this is warmer

https://web.archive.org/web/20040203110109/http://www.msdn.microsoft...

Check there I’m working on it still
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:25 PM
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Problem is they used to be:
http://microsoft.com/windows/embedded/ce/downloads/cefevc.exe
http://microsoft.com/windows/embedded/ce/downloads/cefsdk.exe

They may not have been moved to the central download centre service which appeared in 2001 - a LOT of CE stuff didn't.
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:33 PM
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:46 PM
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It looks like they were moved to the new website as of May 2001

http://www.verycomputer.com/17_710047a65a527b48_1.htm#p2

I’ll do more digging
But the person in that thread said

For anyone else that might have the same question. I received the
following reply from pocketprojects.com's forum :
"The CEF Platform is only available for compile once you install the CEF
Plugin for eVC++. It can be downloaded at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/samp...
I would not recommend using it though, since CEF was phased out in the
latest version of the OS (PocketPC 2002). There are also
numerous kinks with using it on the version of CE that shipped with the

So we need to look in the msdn site.
Unfortunately that link cuts off.

Also let me know if that file I linked works and I’ll help you locate the other
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:53 PM
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torch - 2022-10-13 6:33 PM

is this corrupt?

https://web.archive.org/web/20000914081814/http://microsoft.com/wind... that's where I sourced it from 1,000,000 years ago
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-13 6:54 PM
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Sorry i understand. I’ll keep
Digging for you in the next few days
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-14 3:43 AM
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I’m still looking. I know this isn’t it but I’m not sure if you need these

https://www.advantech.com/en/support/details/utility?id=1-6CE81

Edit : I’m going to continue looking. I’m not going to spam the forum unless I find a serious lead.

Edited by torch 2022-10-14 6:18 AM
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2022-10-14 8:12 AM
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The links don't work, but I'd imagine it is the HPC2000 SDK
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-15 6:49 AM
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I credit CE Geek for the idea of checking Henri J7xx's page.
I found this on his page:

CEF -- the Common Executable Format
Version: 3.0
Author: Microsoft
Home Page: http://www.microsoft.com/
Type: Freeware - $0
Description: CEF is a new technology that enables developers to build solutions that work seamlessly across the various Pocket PC devices regardless of the processor used.

Then!! That link led me here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dn...

Which obviously was dead.
BUT....
I found this detailed how-to page about CEF for you

Still no files yet but getting warmer:
https://web.archive.org/web/20021022055906/http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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Annoying isn't it
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-29 5:49 AM
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This still doesn't exactly help. but I found this piece of software that does this:
Partnership Creator FREE (284 KB)
The Partnership Creator enables the use of Embedded Visual Tools by connecting a CEPC to a PC. When using the Partnership Creator it is not necessary to build a Partnership with a serial or parallel cable first. It allows you to remotely debug an application on the CEPC over your local area network. With this tool, you can also run other tools like Remote Zoomin and Remote Process Viewer. This version does not synchronize Pocket Outlook data. Send comments and inquiries to info@ALL-locations.com

Download

Free Download Disclaimer:
By using this software, you agree and acknowledge that:

Your download and use of the applications/software from the ALL-locations website to your device is done at your own risk and ALL-locations cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage arising from the downloading or use of the applications/software;
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you via the ALL-locations Website, phone or fax will create any warranty not expressly stated in these terms and conditions; and
All warranties in respect of the ALL-locations Web site, the applications/software purchased by you and any other services that we may provide from time to time are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. This does not prejudice your statutory rights.

It's here if you need it.
https://web.archive.org/web/20021206094628/http://www.all-locations....
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Interesting find. I used to have a page here on the site that created pre-made partnership registry files. No idea what happened to that.
I dropped it in the host development category in the SCL
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torch Page Icon Posted 2022-10-30 5:58 AM
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Thank you! A little off topic, but I also found this too that I may put in the SCL if that's ok:
https://www.dependencywalker.com/
"Dependency Walker is a free utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules. For each module found, it lists all the functions that are exported by that module, and which of those functions are actually being called by other modules. Another view displays the minimum set of required files, along with detailed information about each file including a full path to the file, base address, version numbers, machine type, debug information, and more.

Dependency Walker is also very useful for troubleshooting system errors related to loading and executing modules. Dependency Walker detects many common application problems such as missing modules, invalid modules, import/export mismatches, circular dependency errors, mismatched machine types of modules, and module initialization failures.

Dependency Walker runs on Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, and 8. It can process any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module, including ones designed for Windows CE. It can be run as graphical application or as a console application. Dependency Walker handles all types of module dependencies, including implicit, explicit (dynamic / runtime), forwarded, delay-loaded, and injected. A detailed help is included.

Dependency Walker is completely free to use. However, you may not profit from the distribution of it, nor may you bundle it with another product."
I'm not sure how well it works with CE, but I found this tidbit:
Will Dependency Walker work with Windows CE modules?
Yes. Windows CE modules use the same module format (known as the "Portable Executable" format) that is used for modules written for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and beyond. There is no version of Dependency Walker that actually runs on Windows CE, but you can open Windows CE modules with Dependency Walker on a standard Windows computer. However, Dependency Walker automatically tries to locate dependent modules using the default Windows module search path. For Windows CE modules, this can cause errors since non-CE modules may be found in the default search path. To fix this, you can use Dependency Walker's "Configure Module Search Order" dialog to remove all standard paths and then add a private folder of your own that contains only CE modules. If you frequently find yourself doing this, you can save your custom search order to a file and then later pass the file to Dependency Walker using the "/d:your_file.dwp" command line option (see Command Line Options for more details).
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