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What's New in Smart Device Projects 

Visual Studio 2005

This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

The following new or expanded features are available in Visual Studio 2005.

What's new in SP1

This section has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

eMbedded Visual C++ to Visual Studio 2005 Upgrade Wizard

The eMbedded Visual C++ project upgrade wizard has been improved.

List of Desktop MFC Classes Supported for Devices

Fifteen MFC classes were added to device MFC libraries. The following classes were in eMbedded Visual C++ but were missing in Visual Studio 2005.

CBitmapButton Class

CDialogBar Class

CEditView Class

CFindReplaceDialog Class

CHttpConnection Class

CHttpFile Class

CInternetConnection Class

CInternetException Class

CInternetFile Class

CInternetSession Class

COleSafeArray Class

CReBar Class

CReBarCtrl Class

CRecentFileList Class

CSplitterWnd Class

Prepare for SQL Server Compact Edition

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition replaces SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition. You will see this change in dialog boxes in the Visual Studio IDE.

Data Access Overview (Managed Device Projects)

Create SQL Server Compact Edition databases, alter schemas, and perform other database management tasks, all from the Visual Studio IDE. Use business objects, SQL Server databases, SQL Server Compact Edition databases, or Web services as datasources.

Windows CE 6.0 releases November 1, 2006

Support for Windows CE 6.0 application development.

What's new in Visual Studio 2005

What's New in Developing Visual C++ Device Applications

Develop smart device applications using Microsoft Foundation Classes, Active Template Library (ATL), and Windows CE native APIs. Migrate your eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 projects.

What's New in Managed Device Projects

New features for managed development include integrated Smartphone support, new controls, anchoring and docking, and more.

How to: Launch the Device Emulator in Visual Studio

You can run, test, and debug a run-time image using this totally new Device Emulator, built from the ground up to run code compiled for ARM processors.

Data Access Overview (Managed Device Projects)

Create SQL Mobile databases, alter schemas, and perform other database management tasks, all from the Visual Studio IDE. Use business objects, SQL Server databases, SQL Mobile databases, or Web services as datasources.

Packaging Device Solutions Overview

Package your application for deployment using a smart device CAB project along with the File System Editor and Registry Editor.

Switching Platforms in Device Projects

Use single source to target more than one platform, such as Pocket PC and Smartphone.

Remote Tools for Device Projects

Remotely perform programming and debugging tasks on a Windows CE-based device.

Security Overview (Devices)

Sign your files with appropriate certificates and provision devices.

Connection Method Selection

Connect your development computer to a device over USB, Ethernet, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, serial port, or infrared.

Mobile Developer Center Web Site

Access a central location for smart device project information, including how to get started, code samples, frequently asked questions, training opportunities, and other resources.

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