New projects in VS.NET 2005


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Lonifasiko

I've today installed VS.NET 2005 Beta2. I'm now located at "New
Project" window, inside Visual C# and Smart Device section. There are 3
sub-groups here:

1) PPC 2003 - "A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 2.0
forms application for Pocket PC 2003 and later".

I understand a Device Project targeting PPC 2003 will work without
problems in Windows Mobile 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Windows
Mobile 5.0.

2) Smartphone - "A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework 1.0
forms application for Smartphone 2003 and later".

Only supporting CF 1.0? I suppose it's because I'm working with Beta 2.

3) Windows CE 5.0 - "A project for creating a .NET Compact Framework
2.0 forms application for Windows CE 5.0 and later".


If I want to develop an application that can target Windows Mobile
2003, Windows Mobile 2003 SE and Windows Mobile 5 and can run in as
much devices as possible, I understand I should choose Option 1, that
is, PPC2003. Is the most common choice for developers with same
requirements I have?

Could somebody explain me a little bit this mess of new projects?

What else does "Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC" give me? Only
emulators?

And finally, would be possible to develop an application that could run
both on PocketPC and SmartPhone?

Thanks very much in advance.
 
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Ginny Caughey [MVP]

Unless you need to target Smartphone 2003, which is limited to CFv1, I'd go
with CFv2 for new development. It has a lot more functionality and is
faster.
 
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Lonifasiko

Thanks Ginny for your reply,

After doing a little research and after hearing your advice, I think
I'll go with CF 2.0 targeting PPC2003.

I've also installed "Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC" and now I
can see "PocketPC Magneto" projects in my VS.NET 2005. I suppose SDK
will contain newer controls and so on. As far as I understand, if I
choose this kind of project, only devices with Windows Mobile 5.0 OS
will be able to run the application.

As my goal is to target as much devices as I can, the rigth choice
should be CF 2.0 for PPC2003, because this kind of application should
run on Windows Mobile 5.0 without any problems, am I correct?

Respect the other post, I'll try with ActiveSync 4.0.

Thanks for all your help.
 
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Ginny Caughey [MVP]

Lonifasiko,

WM 5 devices can also run CFv1 apps, but I'd still go with CFv2.

If you need to use any classes from the WM 5 SDK, you are correct that they
will only run on WM 5, but there are work-alike classes for WM 2003
available from Peter Foot at www.inthehand.com.
 

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