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Getting Started with Smart Device Projects

Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio includes tools and frameworks that help you develop applications for Pocket PC, Smartphone, and other Windows CE .NET-based platforms. If you do not have a smart device, you can create and test your smart device applications by using emulation technology without leaving the Visual Studio integrated development environment.

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

What's New in Smart Device Projects

Describes new features for Visual Studio for smart device projects.

Application Development Overview (Devices)

Discusses solutions that are based on Windows CE, design issues for small devices, porting existing solutions, selecting 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 that are 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.

How to: Optimize Help for Smart Device Development

Describes how best to use Help and its accompanying filters for device projects.

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.