Programming for Windows Mobile 6.5

Windows Mobile 6.5

Developer support for Windows Mobile 6.5 is provided by the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK and by topics in the Technical Articles section of the Windows Mobile 6.5 MSDN documentation set.

The Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK extends the existing Windows Mobile 6 SDK to support new technologies and APIs such as Widgets and the Gesture APIs.

You will need to have a working installation of Visual Studio and the Windows Mobile 6 SDK, as well as an installation of the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 DTK.

Emulators are available to help in product testing, and the Windows Marketplace will be available to provide an outlet to sell your applications.

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Getting Started with Building Windows Mobile Solutions with Visual Studio and Windows Mobile 6 SDK

This topic contains information on how to install and use the Windows Mobile 6 SDK with Visual Studio.

Developer's Tool Kit (DTK) for 6.5

Download the Developer's Tool Kit, and follow the installation instructions included in the download.

Windows Mobile 6.5 Emulators available for download

Emulators are available to allow you to develop and test your code before you have access to Windows Mobile 6.5 hardware. This blog post describes emulator support for Windows Mobile 6.5 and lists download locations.

Application Verifier for Windows CE and Windows Mobile 5.0

Step by Step: Monitoring Resource Leaks Using the Application Verifier Tool for Windows Mobile 5.0

Application Verifier analyzes applications at run time to monitor for leaks of all sorts, including memory leaks, handle leaks, and leaks of GDI objects. Application Verifier for Windows Mobile Version 5.0 is supported by Windows Mobile 6.5.

Distribute Applications on Windows Marketplace

Windows Mobile Marketplace is a new on-device store where your customers can easily find, download, install, and pay for your software. This Web site describes how to sign up.

Windows® Marketplace Frequently Asked Questions

More details for the Windows Marketplace.

Reference material for Windows Mobile 6.5.

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Windows Mobile 6.5

Reference documentation for Windows Mobile 6. Windows Mobile 6.5 is based on this version, and these topics remain current for Windows Mobile 6.5.

Using Gestures in Windows Mobile 6.5

New reference documentation and APIs for the Gesture feature of Windows Mobile 6.5.

Developing Web Applications for Internet Explorer Mobile 6 on Windows Mobile 6.5

Windows Mobile 6.5 includes a new version of Internet Explorer Mobile. This topic contains information on how to create web pages to take advantage of new features in this browser.

Developing Widgets for Windows Mobile 6.5

Widgets are a new feature of Windows Mobile 6.5, and this topic contains information on how to use them to create rich internet applications that can plug into the Home screen.

Just say no to GAPI – What You Need to Know About AllKeys and Input Management

The Games API (GAPI) is deprecated, and there is no guarantee that Windows Mobile 6.5 devices will support it. This blog post discusses alternative input technologies that have been provided to replace those in GAPI.

Community resources for Windows Mobile 6.5.

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The Windows Phone Blog

This blog is written by different members of the Windows Mobile team and covers breaking developer information as well as end-user tips and tricks. Some particularly useful posts are listed below.

Get Ready; Windows Marketplace for Mobile Offers Millions of Potential New Customers

Marketplace announcement blog post by Todd Brix.

Other Windows Mobile topics that may be of interest the Windows Mobile 6.5 programmer.

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Creating Location-Aware Applications for Windows Mobile Devices

This article addresses the technical details of adding location awareness to a Windows Mobile application. The paper covers related issues, such as the effect of location determination on battery life, and provides relevant code examples and a sample.