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Getting Started

Getting Started with Smart Device Projects 

Visual Studio 2005 includes the tools and frameworks you need to develop applications for Pocket PC, Smartphone, and other Windows CE .NET-based platforms. If you don't have a smart device, you can create and test your smart device applications using emulation technology without leaving the Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Visual Studio 2005 supports Visual Basic .NET, Visual C#, and Visual C++ languages for smart device application development.

In This Section

What's New in Smart Device Projects

Describes new features for Visual Studio 2005 for smart device projects.

Application Development Overview (Devices)

Discusses solutions based on Windows CE, design issues for small devices, porting existing solutions, choosing a programming language, comparisons with desktop development, and terminology issues.

Device Capabilities and Required Development Tools

Describes the various versions of smart devices and the tools required to develop for each.

Hardware and Software Requirements for Smart Device Projects

Lists the requirements for building device applications, connecting to devices, and running applications on the device during the development phase.

Remote Tools for Device Projects

Describes special tools available for smart device projects.

How to: Optimize Help for Smart Device Development

Describes how best to use Help for device projects, including the use of filters.

How to: Launch the Device Emulator in Visual Studio

Describes opening the Device Emulator as a substitute for a physical device.

Updating Projects Created with Previous Tools

Describes how to port projects developed with earlier versions and tools.

How Do I in Smart Device Development

Provides links to help on common smart device issues.

See Also

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