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Choosing a Smart Device Project Type 

Visual Studio 2005 provides the following project templates for creating new Smart Device projects. Templates marked with "(1.0)" indicate projects based on version 1.0 of the .NET Compact Framework. Remaining templates refer to projects based on version 2.0.

Visual C# and Visual Basic

Template Name Supported Devices Comments

Device Application

Pocket PC 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Windows Forms application.

Control Library

Pocket PC 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating .NET Compact Framework 2.0 controls.

Class Library

Pocket PC 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 class library (DLL).

Console Application

Pocket PC 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 non-graphical application.

Empty Project

Pocket PC 2003, Windows CE 5.0

An empty project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 2.0 application.

Device Application (1.0)

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 1.0 Windows Forms application.

Class Library (1.0)

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 1.0 class library (DLL).

Console Application (1.0)

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003

A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 1.0 non-graphical application.

Empty Project (1.0)

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003

An empty project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 1.0 application.

Visual C++

Template Name Supported Devices Comments

ATL Smart Device Project

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating an application using the Active Template Library.

MFC Smart Device Project

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating an application using the Microsoft Foundation Class Library.

MFC Smart Device ActiveX Control

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating an ActiveX control using the Microsoft Foundation Class Library.

MFC Smart Device DLL

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a dynamic-link library using the Microsoft Foundation Class Library.

Win32 Project

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a Win32 application.

Other Project Types

Template Name Supported Devices Comments

Smart Device CAB Project

Pocket PC 2003, Smartphone 2003, Windows CE 5.0

A project for creating a CAB file to deploy smart device applications.

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