Sunday, October 23, 2005 12:17 AM bart

In an easter egg mood

The last couple of days, Larry Osterman has posted three posts on easter eggs:

I thought this is a golden opportunity to share my favorite easter egg in a recent Microsoft product:

  1. Install Virtual PC 2004 on your machine.
  2. Create a new virtual machine and install Windows (XP/2003) in the guest.
  3. On the guest OS install Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 with all the stuff included.
  4. Now install the Pocket PC 2003 SDK including the emulators.
  5. Time to create a new smart device project for Pocket PC.
  6. Compile and start the debugger. It will bring up the emulator which will say: "Emulator for Windows CE will not run within another copy of Emulator for Windows CE. You just had to try, didn't you?"

The easter egg disappeared in Visual Studio 2005. Read: the bug was fixed. This really was a bug, basically the emulator and the Virtual PC environment had some shared code which made the emulator in the guest think it was running inside another instance of the emulator. Funny however. Here's a screenshot:

Notice my quote in my yesterday post "enough stupid content posts for today". I kept my promise as I'm writing this on Sunday :p. However, next post will be more interesting again. | Digg It | Technorati | Blinklist | Furl | reddit | DotNetKicks


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