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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Developing for Windows CE–Powered Devices

If you are developing for a custom Windows CE–powered device (that is, a device that runs Windows CE and not Windows Mobile), you may have felt left out reading this chapter because we have focused on the Windows Mobile story. The truth is that although the .NET Compact Framework behaviors are largely identical on Windows CE–based and Pocket PC devices, there are some differences, and most of them are at the UI level. What is also true is that no two custom Windows CE–powered devices are identical because, by definition, they are custom hardware that have different capabilities running on a customized version of Windows CE. This section highlights some of the UI differences and, along with the previous ...

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