I am setting up a development environment for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 on a Colibri iMX6DL using Visual Studio 2013. Following the steps described in the documentation, I have successfully installed the OS on the Colibri module and the SDK on the development PC.
From within Visual Studio, I can create a simple C# hello world project using the correct template. It builds, fine, and I can deploy the project to the target. It shows up in /Temp/DeviceApplication1 (or whatever the project name is). However, when I manually start the application on the target, it fails to do anything. For a GUI application (Device Application) nothing is shown on the screen, and nothing shows up in the Task Manager. No error messages or other dialogs are shown.
When I make a C# Console Application and try to start it from the command line (again, on the target), it simply returns to the command prompt immediately, without any message whatsoever.
When I try to start either application for debugging from Visual Studio (after successful deployment) I get a message saying “The application could not be launched for debugging”.
Strangely though, all this is specific to C#. C++ projects work just fine. A C++ Win32 Console Application happily prints text in the console, and a Win32 Windows Application will pop up a window and work as expected. I can also debug the applications as expected.
What could be the problem here? If you require more information to help me, please let me know.
Thanks in advance,