All .NET Compact Framework applications should be packaged and distributed in a CAB file.
You can use Visual Studio .NET to build your CAB file.
You can also use the CAB Wizard to build your CAB file.
The CAB Wizard requires a configuration file, which you can edit, to build the CAB file.
You can distribute your application four different ways:
From a Web site
From a file share
From a memory card
Distributing your application through ActiveSync requires an initialization (.ini) file and a desktop setup application.