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Pocket Stock Monitor
Turn your Pocket PC into a real investment companion

   

For detailed, printable instructions on using the program see the Pocket Stock Monitor Users' Guide

To get a quick overview of the program see the Quick Start Guide

 

Download Demo
Pocket Stock Monitor

For Windows Mobile 6.5/6.1/6, Windows Mobile 5 and Pocket PC 2003/SE devices with touch-screens

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Demo Notice: The demo of Pocket Stock Monitor is limited to displaying sample stock quote information. It does not require an internet connection. The demo is based on an older version 5.3 of the software. Version History

 

Installation Instructions
Pocket Stock Monitor

These instructions apply both to the Demo and the Full version of Pocket Stock Monitor.

 

Pocket Stock Monitor contains a full desktop installer. The program is installed by running the installation executable on your desktop computer with the phone connected.

 

» For Windows Vista/XP/2000/NT users:

  1. Un-install the demo version (if it is installed) by going to Start>Settings>Remove Programs.

  2. Soft reset the phone (important).

  3. Connect your phone to your computer and establish an Activesync or Windows Mobile Device Center connection.

  4. Run the installer - open the installation package .zip file you downloaded when you purchased the software. The package contains the Pocket Stock Monitor desktop installer .exe file (pocketstockmonitor_...) as well as program documentation. Double click on this file to start the installation process.

  5. Check your mobile device to continue the installation. If prompted to choose the installation location on the phone, select device - internal memory (required for best performance).

Please make a backup of the installation package ZIP file in case you need to re-install the software in the future.

Trouble Installing? Please see Frequently Asked Questions

 

Congratulations! You can now open Pocket Stock Monitor by accessing the Start>Programs menu on the phone.

 

» Instructions for Apple MAC users

 

Un-Installation Instructions
Pocket Stock Monitor

  1. If Pocket Stock Monitor is running, tap Tools>Exit in the program to quit it.

  2. Go to Start>Settings>Remove Programs and un-install it.

  3. Soft-reset the Pocket PC after the un-installation is done.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions
Pocket Stock Monitor

Last updated 11/27/2009

 

Questions related to Compatibility

Question Will Pocket Stock Monitor work on my device?
Answer

Pocket Stock Monitor 5 is compatible with all Windows Mobile phones with touch-screens, Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition devices.

This includes Windows Mobile 6.5, 6.1, 6, Windows Mobile 5 and Pocket PC 2003/SE devices and phones with touch-screens.
   
Question I own an older Pocket PC 2002/2000 device - can I still run Pocket Stock Monitor?
Answer Yes, we have a version of the software that is compatible with these devices. If you own an older Pocket PC 2000 or 2002 device please contact us and we will send you the software for your device.
   

Questions related to Installation

Question When trying to install the program I get the "Installation unsuccessful" message.
Answer
  • STEP 1: If an old version of the program or the demo version is already installed, un-install it via Start>Settings>Remove Programs. Soft-reset and then try installing again.

  • STEP 2: If installation is still unsuccessful then check free memory on the device - go to Start>Settings>Memory and make sure that you have at least 6MB free Storage Memory and 8MB free Program Memory.  If the device is low on memory, soft-reset the device and then check the memory again. If storage memory is still low then un-install a few un-needed programs by going to Start>Settings>Remove Programs or delete some large files using File Explorer. Then try installing again.

  • STEP 3: Finally if you’re still getting this message then do this:

    1. Using File Explorer on the phone or via your desktop computer using Activesync, browse to the \Windows folder on your phone and make sure that all “PVB*” files are deleted.

    2. Delete these files:

      PVBCtrl, PVBDecl, PVBForm2, PVBHost2, PVBLoad, PVBKill, Pvbvbs

      • If you are using File Explorer on the phone, make sure that the Menu>"Show All Files" option is enabled so you can see these files.

    3. After deleting these files, soft-reset the device and then install the program into main memory.

   
Question I am getting a "Failed to load resource DLL MSDAERxx.DLL" message during installation.
Answer

Before installing, switch your Regional Setting to English (United States) in Start>Settings>Regional and then install the program. After the installation is complete, switch the regional setting back to what it was and you will be able to use the program.

   
Question Should I install Pocket Stock Monitor onto a memory card or in main memory?
Answer We recommend that the program be installed in internal storage memory of the device for faster loading.
   
Question

I installed Pocket Stock Monitor according to the directions supplied. However when I attempt to execute the program I receive the following error message:

 

"No Application associated with 'stockmonitor'. Run the application first, then open this file from within the application".

Answer This is a simple case of broken associations and a bug in the Pocket PC operating system. When an application that uses Embeded Visual Basic components is uninstalled , the un-install routine of the Pocket PC will remove the .vb extension association.

To correct this simply re-install Pocket Stock Monitor. If you're still getting this error, follow the instructions below.


Fixing the .vb file association

Associate the .vb extension with “pvbload.exe” on the Pocket PC. The easiest way to do this is to use the “myExtensions” program for the Pocket PC.

To download myExtensions, go to:
http://www.badschwii.com/software_features.asp?swid=2

Install myExtensions on your Pocket PC, run it and then:

  1. You will see a list of extensions on the left of myExtensions. Scroll down until you see .vb
  2. Double tap on .vb to Edit the extension
  3. In the Command field, type without quotes “\windows\pvbload.exe”
  4. In the Icon field, type without quotes “pvbhost2.dll,-2”
  5. In the Description field, type without quotes “VBCE 2.0 Project File”
  6. Tap the green OK button
  7. Soft-reset the Pocket PC
 

Questions related to Operation

Question When trying to connect, I am getting an error that says "The chunk length was not valid".
Answer This error can occur on older Pocket PC 2003 devices that do not have the correct .Net components update from Microsoft.

Click here to download .Net Compact Framework 1.0 SP3

After you download the installation package from Microsoft, connect your device to Activesync and run the downloaded exe file. Your device will be updated with the latest components.

   
Question I can get quotes with Pocket Stock Monitor but I don't see any graphs. What else do I need to do?
Answer Graphs in Pocket Stock Monitor are cumulative and update every time a quote is fetched. For every price update, one point is drawn on the graph. Let Pocket Stock Monitor fetch quotes in automatic timer mode and you will get a full graph for the time period in question.
   
Question How can I connect to the internet so that Pocket Stock Monitor can fetch quotes?
Answer You can use any kind of an internet connection with Pocket Stock Monitor - Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Modem, Activesync-Passthrough, GPRS, EVDO, etc.

If you don't have a wireless or a networked connection on your Pocket PC simply plug your Pocket PC in its cradle. If you have an internet connection on your PC, it will be transferred to your Pocket PC via "Activesync Pass-through".

   
Question I would like to monitor international stocks. How do I do that?
Answer Pocket Stock Monitor is able to get quotes from all around the world including Europe, Asia, US, Canada, India, etc. Please refer to the Users Guide included with the installation package for detailed information about supported exchanges.
   
Other Questions?

Contact us and we will be glad to help!

 
 

More Information

 

Overview
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Installation/Un-Installation

 

Release Notes

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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