GPS Problems

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by SteveBuckley, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. SteveBuckley

    SteveBuckley Member Licensed User


    I am very new at all this. I am trying to write a simple GPS application. I started using the demo example but when I get a connection the code line:
    causes an OutOfMemoryException error (continue Yes/No MsgBox).
    I am using a XDA (O2) PDA phone. Does anyone know what the problem is?

  2. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    I assume you are using the GPS and Serial2 libraries. As it's an XDA it is probably a rebadged HTC which isn't compatible with the .NET Serial Port class. Read the sorry tale here

    If it is a WM5.0 or later device then you need to use the GPSDriver library instead.

    Questions and Help would probably have been a better topic to post in but Erel can move the thread there if he wants too!
  3. SteveBuckley

    SteveBuckley Member Licensed User


    Many thanks for your slightly curt but never the less extremely helpful response.
    As I said "I am very new at all this". Anyway I have now made contact with my
    GPS device.
  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Ref. Chambers Dictionary - "Short" and "concise" intended as I answer a lot of question here. "Discourteously brief" certainly not intended.
  5. taximania

    taximania Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Not wanting to sound 'curt' myself.
    Welcome to the forum Steve :sign0060:

    Don't 'fall out' with AGraham.
    You will find he's your best friend :icon_clap:
  6. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    BTW, we have a new documentation center section which includes several tutorials and can help you get started.
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