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

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Deploying the Runtime

All devices that run Windows Mobile 2003 or Windows Mobile 5.0 have at least .NET Compact Framework 1.0 in read-only memory (ROM). Devices running Windows Mobil 6 have version 2.0 of the Compact Framework in ROM. Microsoft ships releases of the platform to device manufacturers, who then customize and release to their devices on their own schedule. This can mean that different devices are running different versions of the framework as service pack updates are introduced with the Adaption Kit Update (AKU) releases that Microsoft ships to device manufacturers.

Because framework releases introduce performance improvements and bug fixes, it is preferable to ensure you are running on the latest available version. On current devices, ...

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