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Windows Sockets (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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Windows Sockets (Winsock) for Microsoft® Windows® CE-based devices specifies a programming interface based on the familiar socket interface from the University of California at Berkeley. It includes a set of extensions designed to take advantage of the message-driven nature of Windows CE. Windows CE .NET 4.1 and later supports Winsock 2.2, which provides easier access to multiple transport protocols.

Following the Windows Open System Architecture (WOSA) model, Winsock defines a standard service provider interface (SPI) between the application programming interface (API) and the protocol stacks. Winsock 2.2, with its functions exported from Ws2.dll, is not limited to TCP/IP protocol stacks as is the case for Winsock 1.1.

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Winsock OS Design Development
Presents Winsock information that is helpful when designing and developing a Windows CE OS. This includes dependency information, the modules and components that implement Winsock, and Winsock implementation considerations.
Winsock Application Development
Describes how you can use Winsock interfaces to create applications for Windows CE-based devices.
Winsock Security
Presents security information for Winsock.
Winsock Migration
Presents information that is important to know if you are migrating from one version of Windows CE to another.
Winsock Samples
Describes sample code that is available in the %_WINCEROOT%\Public\Common\Sdk\Samples directory.
Winsock Reference
Includes reference material for Winsock programming elements.

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