Smart Device Walkthroughs
These walkthroughs provide step-by-step instructions for implementing various tasks in smart device projects. Each walkthrough provides procedures for developing a specific type of device application. Visual Studio walkthroughs designed for desktop applications typically do not work without modification in device applications, primarily because one or more classes available in the .NET Framework are not present in the .NET Compact Framework.
Because the default target device that is used in the following walkthroughs is the emulator, you can complete the walkthroughs without a physical device. If you have a physical device connected to and communicating with the development computer, you can target that device instead of the emulator. For more information, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Smart Device Projects.
Some interface elements, such as the New Project Wizard, can obscure the text of a walkthrough. One workaround is to switch the Help viewer from the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) browser to an external window. To make this change, on the Tools menu, click Options, click Environment, and then click Help. Select External help and restart the IDE for the change to take effect.