Windows Embedded 8 Handheld RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I read information that some Enterprise Handheld Devices will start to ship with "Windows Embedded 8 Handheld" in the future.

    How will this affect Windows Mobile developers?

    In our case we develop for Windows Mobile 6.5 in C++.

    Will this new OS be compatible with Windows Mobile 6.5 applications?

    Will C++ with user interface development be available?

    For what I know, we can't create C++ with XAML projects for Windows Phone 8. Will this also be true for this version?

    I have googled about this, but can't find any relevant information.


    Filipe Madureira

    Thursday, January 24, 2013 6:42 PM


  • No, your existing Win Mobile 6.5 applications will not be compatible. MS doesn't seem to have published online their list of supported development languages, but I think it's safe to assume C#, Java, and Silverlight at the very least. C++ XAML is not out of the question.

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:15 PM