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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Packaging Compact Framework Applications

Before an application can be deployed to a device or set of devices, it must be packaged. Fortunately, VS .NET and SDP provide plenty of help in targeting the application to a specific directory and building CAB files for deployment.

Setting Project and File Options

Perhaps the most fundamental aspect of deployment that developers need to be aware of before packaging the application is setting the project and file properties in VS .NET.

At the project level, VS .NET supports the Output File Folder property in the Properties window. This property specifies the deployment directory on the device that the project will be installed in. This property is consulted by the Deploy menu options in VS .NET, as well ...

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