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# Whant to create an application on a pda in c#.net

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can I just use the ordinary .net framewok or do I need something else? if so what and where can I get it?

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I think there is something like a Platform SDK for Windows CE. See what you can find on
http://www.microsoft.com

Also, the best place to ask for help is here:
http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/forum.asp?forum_id=39

Thermo/Konfu

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Hi there!

As fas as I know there is no complete implementation of the .net framework available on the PocketPC platform. The slimmed down version is called Compact .net Framework and should be included in the PocketPC platform SDK. Search microsofts download site for it. As IDE you can use Visual Studio .net2003 for "compact .net framework" projects. If you are interested in developing C/C++ applications possibly using GAPI (the graphics interface of PocketPC Windows) you can download the "Embedded Visual Studio 4.0" at microsoft FOR FREE! (Think again M$giving something away for free. MIND BOGGLING :-) ) Here I have some links you might be interested in as well: http://www.pocketpcdn.com/ http://www.pocketmatrix.com/ A small tip: If you debug on a real PDA (not in the crappy emulator) be sure to install the latest ActiveSync version. Some older versions were painfully slow when debugging. Each step through the code took about 3-5 seconds and that was a real pain in the a..! Hope this helps and have fun! incommunicado =================================== http://www.scyence.net #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites Quote:  ou can download the "Embedded Visual Studio 4.0" at microsoft FOR FREE! (Think again M$ giving something away for free. MIND BOGGLING :-) )

Yeah, that got me some pretty good arguments in flamewars with Linux fanatics :)

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If I recall correctly, the .NET Compact Framework only runs on the Pocket PC. Meaning, if you want to develop Palm OS applications, then I believe you need to use C/C++ (I could be wrong though; it certainly wouldn't be the first time [grin]). If you're aiming just for Pocket PC, the .NET Compact Framework will do what you want. It shouldn't take you too long to get adjusted, especially if you are familiar with Windows Forms development.

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it says I need the vs .net 2003, got 2002 will it work anyway?

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I'm using SharpDevelop, and when I compile it automaticly makes both my .exe and a .pdb for PocketPC, even without the SDK. I don't know how to enable the same feature in VS, but it's probably there; SharpDevelop is just an IDE around the compilers built into .Net.

The only thing is that you should double check that all of the framework classes you use say that they're on .net CE framework (check on MSDN).

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thx, but I downloaded #D and now I am having problems setting it up for pocket pc development.

I read their wiki but it wasn't very helpfull, all I understood was that I had to get somefiles but the link to them was broken.

vs 2002 .net dosent seem to have anyway to develop .net for pdas.

[Edited by - kappa on September 26, 2004 9:32:10 AM]

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