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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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Targeting Nonstandard Devices

The Hello World tutorials show just how easy it is to develop managed code that runs on standard supported devices, such as the Pocket PC. The .NET Compact Framework can also run on a wide variety of hardware that runs Windows CE. Table 1.2 shows what processors are compatible with the .NET Compact Framework and what operating systems are supported for specific processors.

The .NET Compact Framework binaries are stored as a CAB file on your desktop computer. There is a unique CAB file for each operating system and processor type that the .NET Compact Framework supports. Smart Device Extensions pushes the correct CAB file to your device when it detects that your device does not have the Compact Framework installed. ...

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