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Shared Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Library

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Supported
11/17/2009

This documentation set provides an application developer or device engineer with information about Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0. CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5 extend the familiarity of Windows to portable and embedded devices. CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5 include seamless and improved security for data connectivity, rich API support such as Bluetooth, programming models for native code and managed code, a programming model for mobile web development, and device resources such as multithreading.

With CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5, you can reduce development time and cost by taking advantage of a familiar Windows development environment, consistent programming model, and comprehensive technical resources.

To help avoid duplication of content, the Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE documentation includes the following sections:

Windows Mobile 6

Conceptual and reference material specific to Windows Mobile 6.5.

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Documentation

Conceptual and reference material specific to Windows Embedded CE 6.0.

Shared Windows Mobile 6 and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Library (this section)

API reference material common to Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE.

This section provides information about extending, interacting with, and configuring technologies and services for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE.

Each topic contains a table that identifies the platforms to which the topic is relevant. For example, the following table shows that a topic is relevant to CE 6.0 but not to Windows Mobile 6.5:

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Each topic that documents a programming element also contains a requirements table that specifies one or more of the following items related to the programming element:

  • The name of the header file.
  • The name of the library file.
  • The earliest version of Windows Embedded CE that supports the programming element.
  • The earliest version of Windows Mobile that supports the programming element.
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For a topic that documents a programming element supported by Windows Mobile and not supported by Windows Embedded CE, the version of the underlying Windows Embedded CE operating system does not appear. Some programming elements might be supported by versions of Windows Mobile earlier than Windows Mobile Version 5.0.

Applications and Services

Covers ActiveSync, POOM, and other services for application developers.

Audio

Using the Audio stack.

Browser Applications

Information on supported web browsers.

CellCore

Provides conceptual and reference information for cellular phone technologies.

Component Services (COM and DCOM)

Support for COM and DCOM.

Core OS Services

Low-level services.

Device Management

Provides conceptual and reference information for technologies related to remotely distributing software, keeping track of software and hardware, managing inventory, and configuring target devices.

Encoded Media

Digital Rights Management and DirectShow reference.

File Systems and Storage Management

Information on supported file storage systems.

Fonts

Using different typefaces.

Graphics

Covers Direct3D and DirectDraw.

International

Creating international applications.

Internet Client Services

Support for browser applications, and support for scripting languages.

Internet Explorer Support Components

Programming elements available to Internet Explorer applications.

Kernel

Provides information about the Kernel.

Networking - Core

Core networking technologies, such as TCP/IP.

Networking - Remote

Wide Area Network technologies.

Networking - Wireless

Wireless technologies.

Phone Features

Information on the Phone API set.

Power Management

Topics covering all aspects of monitoring and making the most of power resources on mobile devices.

Security for Windows Mobile Devices

Essential information on security models and authentication.

Security for Windows Embedded CE

Provides conceptual and reference information for technologies intended to help improve the security of your devices or applications.

Servers

Information on Server Components.

Shell, GWES, and User Interface

Comprehensive information regarding the Windows Mobile user interface and controls.

Sounds Reference

Playing sounds on Windows Mobile devices.

State and Notifications Broker

The preferred mechanism for storing and obtaining notifications on system and application data.

Voice over IP Phone Services

Support for VoIP technologies.

XML

Support for reading and writing XML files.

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