Mobile SDK 6.0-6.5 development with Visual C++, Visual Studio 2008 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are trying to develop a product for windows mobile 6.0/6.5 using Visual C++/Visual Studio 2008.  However, we do not see lot of support material other than code for "Hello World" programs. This is unusual for Microsoft Products.  However, we are seeing lot of references to Compact Framework in the context of Mobile development.  But compact framework uses C# and what we need is developing applications using VC++ with mobile SDK 6.0/6.5  

    We are looking for technical guidance, like pointing to technical resources in the net/online tutorials (can be paid too) in developing application for windows mobile platform

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    thanks in advance


    Thursday, July 29, 2010 9:18 AM


All replies

  • By downloading and installing the Windows Mobile 6.1/6.5.3 SDKs,you will have access to C++ sample application source code listed in the follwing link.
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 10:31 AM
  • Hi Guru,

    Here is online tutorial:

    Programming for Devices Using Visual C++ 

    If you install WM6.0 SDK, which include many c++ sample, you can check it.

    Programming Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition is good book for c++ developer on WM platform. You have a look at this book.


    Best regards,
    Guang-Ming Bian - MSFT

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    Monday, August 2, 2010 10:07 AM
  • Hi Prabu/Guang-Ming Bia


    Yes we have the msdn samples and the Doug Bollinger Book for windows Embedded CE 6.0 Dev reference.. But we feel that some properties which is available in windows sdk is not available with Mobile SDK which is a constraint. Other than MSDN and Windows Embedded CE 6.0 book. Is there no online technical documentation or support windows Mobile SDK 6.0/6.5 ? Because if we take compact framework we have lot of online books and samples but which is not the case with VC++ with windows mobile SDK what may be the reason for this ?. Also the MSDN has also not given samples fully, they have just given in parts which is again a limitation for us.


    Any help is appreciated. Thanks for the replies.

    Guru Prasad M.S

    Friday, August 6, 2010 11:59 AM