Windows CE based application compatibility questions RRS feed

  • Question

  • 1. Can I application develop for Windows 7 for PC , to run on Windows CE 7 ?

    2. If not do I have to change my source code completely or it will be a small changes like libraries n all?

    3. Also win ce 2013 is equivalent to any PC windows operating system ?

    4. Can I run Win CE 7 application on Win Ce 2013 ?



    Monday, May 2, 2016 1:25 PM


  • 1. No but an application you develop for Windows CE may be compiled to run on the desktop if it does not use any custom CE interfaces or drivers.

    2. You will need to compile against each platform you want to target and you can use preprocessor guards to customize the compile

    3. No.

    4. A Managed Application may work but likely you will need to recompile between Compact 7 (CE 7) and Compact 2013 (CE 8) as there were ABI changes between the VS 2008 compilers (Used for CE 7) and the VS 2012 compilers (Used for CE 8).

    Monday, May 2, 2016 5:33 PM