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Application Development in the .NET Compact Framework

In the .NET Compact Framework, you can develop applications using most of the technologies available for the full .NET Framework, and you can use exciting features and capabilities exclusively for devices.

In This Section

Building Applications and Core Tasks

Describes how to install and configure the .NET Compact Framework, compile programs, and perform other build and configuration tasks.

Data Access and XML Support

Describes data access, XML, and binding capabilities with the .NET Compact Framework.

Encoding and Localization in the .NET Compact Framework

Contains considerations for localizing device applications.

Generics in the .NET Compact Framework

Lists the differences in generics in the .NET Compact Framework compared with the full .NET Framework.

Graphics and Drawing

Provides important programming considerations and techniques for developing robust and efficient graphical applications.

Interoperability in the .NET Compact Framework

Describes the capabilities for interoperating with native code using the .NET Compact Framework.

Message Queuing in the .NET Compact Framework

Describes support for the MSMQ messaging component in the .NET Compact Framework.

Mobile Direct3D Programming

Introduces managed Direct3D programming for devices. Microsoft Windows Mobile version 5.0 software for Pocket PCs or Smartphones is required.

Networking and Connectivity

Contains considerations for accessing the Internet, using Web services, and programming sockets. Describes infrared features available in the .NET Compact Framework.

Performance and Diagnostics

Describes how to use performance counters and logging to improve performance and troubleshoot issues.

Pocket PC Development and the .NET Compact Framework

Describes features and controls for developing Pocket PC applications.

Smartphone Development and the .NET Compact Framework

Describes features for developing Smartphone applications

Threading in the .NET Compact Framework

Describes considerations for using threads in the .NET Compact Framework.

Windows CE Development

Describes applications on Windows CE powered devices that are not Pocket PCs or Smartphones.

Windows Forms Controls in the .NET Compact Framework

Describes the controls available for .NET Compact Framework applications, how to create custom controls, and unique behaviors of controls in device applications.

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