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Packaging Device Solutions for Deployment

Visual Studio 2008

To distribute your device applications to end-users, you must package your device application into a CAB file. End-users install your device application by copying the CAB file to the device and starting it from the device's file explorer. The Mobile Developer Center also includes resources that help you develop and deploy applications.

Packaging Device Solutions Overview

Describes the processes that are required to package a smart device application into a CAB file or Microsoft Installer (MSI) for distribution to end users.

IDE Features Supporting Device Application Packaging

Describes the Visual Studio environment elements used for packaging, and also differences in packaging depending on target platforms.

Walkthrough: Packaging a Smart Device Solution for Deployment

Provides step-by-step instructions for packaging an application and its resources.

Smart Device Development

Provides an introduction to developing for smart devices and includes links to additional information.