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  Microsoft .NET Compact Framework


The Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework is a smart-device development framework that brings the world of managed code and XML Web services to devices. The Compact Framework is a rich subset of the .NET Framework, thus providing the same benefits as the .NET Framework; but it is designed specifically for resource-constrained devices, such as PDAs and smart mobile phones. The Compact Framework greatly simplifies the process of creating and deploying applications to mobile devices while also allowing the developer to take full advantage of the capabilities of the device.

Check out the Mobile Developer Center

See the one-stop shop for all mobile and embedded application development information, including the .NET Compact Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET, Microsoft Windows® Mobile-based Pocket PC and Smartphone, and Microsoft Windows CE.

See the Smart Client Developer Center

Smart clients are easily deployed and managed client applications that provide an adaptive, responsive and rich interactive experience by leveraging local resources and intelligently connecting to distributed data sources. The developer center includes information on .NET Compact Framework, Windows Form, and Visual Studio® Tools for Office.

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