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

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In Brief

  • The SmartPhone platform is essentially a cell phone that runs a modified version of the Pocket PC operating system.

  • The SmartPhone screen size is smaller than a standard Pocket PC, and it is not touch-sensitive. This changes the means by which SmartPhone applications interact with users when compared to the Pocket PC.

  • To develop for SmartPhone by using the Visual Studio Smart Device Extensions and the .NET Compact Framework, you must install the SmartPhone support package from Microsoft.

  • Developing .NET Compact Framework applications that target the SmartPhone is nearly the same experience as developing a Pocket PC application, except that many UI controls that only make sense with a large touch-sensitive screen are missing.

  • Another major ...

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