31 May, 2009

Record phone call on Windows Mobile telephone.

I’ve recently bought an HTC Touch Diamond II telephone.

A family relative asked me whether such “├╝berphone” was able to record an ongoing conversation? Running Windows – I was pretty convinced it could do just that. But to my great surprise – a Windows Mobile telephone is (out of the box) not able to perform a recording of a phone conversation. I’ve read due to legal issues.

But hey – the phone has a harddisk and a microphone; so why should this not be possible?
Googling on the matter solved the mystery and the HTC Touch Diamond II is now able to perform a recording of a phone conversation.

Here is how:

  1. Create a key called “AudioRecording” in “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\
  2. Inside that key you’ve created, add a new dword called “Enabled” with a value of 00000001.
  3. Create a key called “Voice” inside “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft
  4. Inside that new key create two dword entries called “EnableCallRecordMenuItem” and “AllowInCallRecording“, both with the same value of 00000001. Soft reset your device.

Voila! You have a new menu option called “Record” when doing a phone call.

25 May, 2009

The project type is not supported by this installation?

Wow – I have the recent days had some nasty experiences with VS 2008. When opening a web-project, Visual Studio continuously prompts me that such project type is not supported!

Come on – what’s that about?
Having browsed some newsgroups led me to look inside registry – but to no avail.

The trick that worked for me was this simple one:

  1. Open a new cmd-prompt (admin priv).
  2. Type: “devenv / setup”
  3. Let it run (takes a while without any visual activity)
  4. Voila!

Don’t know what was actually the real cause – but things are working now.

Update: It seems that it can also be solved by opening the projectfile (project.csproj) and deleting everything between <ProjectTypeGuids></ProjectTypeGuids>. I haven’t tried this myself – but according to people it also works?

01 May, 2009

How to: Add shortcut to application (send to)

How to do:

To get to the SendTo folder, you'll need to open up an Explorer window

  1. Paste in the following to the address bar: “%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo”
  2. Open another window with the exe-file you want to have access to (e.g. Notepad++)
  3. Drag a shortcut of this exe-file into the “SendTo” folder (step 1)

Voila!
It will appear in your right click menu in Windows Explorer.

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