The .NET Compact Framework provides a model for developers to use for creating applications and components that can target either a broad variety of devices and platforms or a specific category of devices.
The .NET Compact Framework is for developing client applications on smart devices. If you want to develop Web-based server applications for mobile clients, see Creating ASP.NET Mobile Web Applications.
In This Section
- Building on Core Components
Describes the core components of the .NET Compact Framework and how developers can target a broad range or a particular set of devices by introducing optional components.
- Creating Additional Components
Describes steps and guidelines for creating optional components.