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Hello, I'm downloaded the trial of PowerGadgets Mobile and seem to be having a lot of issues.

I've downloaded the server and its installed on Win7 x64.

I've uncommented the web.config file.

I have a PGServer virtual directory.

 When I try and browse out to http://localhost/PGServer, I get

Error Summary

HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden

The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory.

OK, I'm thinking it must be working. 

I then go to creator, add a simple bar chart... no datasource or anything....   save it to the PGServer root folder.

When I launch app in iPad, I create a connection to and select the dashboard entry but nothing displays.

How do I troubleshoot this?

I see that Creator has some sample apps, but they all use datasources and there is no download for the SQLCE database? I.E, I copied one of them and got a YSOD related to SQLCE data source.

Product looks awesome, if I can only get it to work.

The next big complaint will be the pricing. I have a single user PowerGadets and that is awesome.  Seems like if I want to use PowerGadgets Mobile, it will cost me $1000/year. Not very price friendly for a single user/developer?

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To test the server part you can try the following URL in your browser


Where bar.pgf is the name of the PGF file you saved to the PGServer root folder. This should return an XML with some attributes of the PGF. If there was an installation error or missing files you should see a detailed error in the browser. Note that you might need to also tweak the customErrors section in the web.config if you do not receive a detailed error message/stack trace.

About the SQLCE database our installer is supposed to install SQL Compact 4.0 (version 4.0.8482.1), you can download it from




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Hi -

 I got this returned, so I assume this piece works.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <PowerGadgets>
<Category />
<UserIcons />
- <Pages>
- <Page0>
For some reason, my iPad doesn't display anything....  Using Siefari, I can get to the URL and see the XML. What should I should now?
Regarding SQL CE, yes, I know I can install it and whatnot. The issue was that from the Creator, I can download the samples... which is nice... but I dont have the .SDF database file to go with it. Be nice if I could get your samples working before trying to get my own chart to work.
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If you can see the XML from your computer but not your iPad I can only guess you are having a firewall issue. Can you try reaching the same URL from a different machine? Are you using Windows 7 or Vista and have the firewall enabled?

About SQL CE, we should be using the "private" SQLCE assemblies so you should not need to install anything. Sample files should be installed to 2 folders:

1) C:\Users\<YourUserName>\AppData\Local\Software FX, Inc\PowerGadgets Mobile Creator\2.0\Samples2) <TargetInstallationFolder>\Samples

 If the SDF is missing from one of these folders please try copying it from the other. If you don't find them in any of the folders please send an email to support at softwarefx dot com and we will send you a zip file with all the sample files.



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