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  • I've been developing applications for CE 5 for several years, but now I'm making my first foray into the realm of CE 7. I've searched far and wide but have not found any meaningful information about programming for CE 7 at the application level.

    I'm not trying to build an OS image using Platform Builder; I've found lots of info about that.

    I have purchased hardware from an OEM that comes with an OS image and associated SDK. Now I'm looking for technical information about what features are available with CE 7 that are different from CE 5.

    I'll be using C and C++. I don't expect to be using Silverlight (no GPU, only 1GHz A8 CPU).

    Any links would be much appreciated!

    P.S. Why are the related Microsoft technical resource pages not available?

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/developers.aspx

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/windows-embedded-compact-7.aspx

    Friday, October 16, 2015 5:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi Bob,

    The resource pages that you want are available at

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee504814%28v=winembedded.70%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    That being said, those other marketing links should not be broken so I will escalate that as well.

    For Compact 7, things should not have changed much for you in App Dev.  You will need VS 2008 with Smart Device support (Visual Studio for devices) and your SDK.  Your apps should port fairly easily but may even run as is.  I assume you were coding in eVC or VS 2005 with Smart Device support?

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Friday, October 16, 2015 6:56 PM
  • Hi Bob,

    From VS 2005 to VS 2008 your experience won't change much.

    As for purchasing VS 2008 Pro, I see a few copies on EBay :).  I am not sure where you can buy VS2008 Pro, if you even want to, but if you have an MSDN Subscription you should be able to get a copy there.

    I am not sure about downgrade rights from the latest version but you could take a look at this thread. It seems pretty interesting. I suspect this would be the best route.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    • Marked as answer by BobCurtiss Friday, October 16, 2015 8:02 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:36 PM

All replies

  • Hi Bob,

    The resource pages that you want are available at

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee504814%28v=winembedded.70%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    That being said, those other marketing links should not be broken so I will escalate that as well.

    For Compact 7, things should not have changed much for you in App Dev.  You will need VS 2008 with Smart Device support (Visual Studio for devices) and your SDK.  Your apps should port fairly easily but may even run as is.  I assume you were coding in eVC or VS 2005 with Smart Device support?

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Friday, October 16, 2015 6:56 PM
  • Note also that the VS 2008 pages on Smart Device support are here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sa69he4t(v=vs.90).aspx

    And you will need VS 2008 Professional or higher with SP1 for Smart Device support to work correctly.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:15 PM
  • Hey IoTGirl,

    All of my CE 5 code was written using VS 2005.

    I'm hopeful that my apps will port easily.

    Thank you for the resource page link!

    Now for the perhaps more difficult question: where can I purchase VS 2008 in this day and age?

    Bob

    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:26 PM
  • Hi Bob,

    From VS 2005 to VS 2008 your experience won't change much.

    As for purchasing VS 2008 Pro, I see a few copies on EBay :).  I am not sure where you can buy VS2008 Pro, if you even want to, but if you have an MSDN Subscription you should be able to get a copy there.

    I am not sure about downgrade rights from the latest version but you could take a look at this thread. It seems pretty interesting. I suspect this would be the best route.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    • Marked as answer by BobCurtiss Friday, October 16, 2015 8:02 PM
    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:36 PM
  • IoTGirl,

    Thanks for the tip regarding an MSDN Subscription; I'll look into that.

    That thread does look interesting as well. :-)

    Bob


    Outside of the box, embedded, virtual, and balanced. Intrigued by the arcane. Undeterred by the obscure.

    Friday, October 16, 2015 7:59 PM
  • Hi Bob,

    You are very welcome! The two links you reported above should also be fixed :)

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Friday, October 16, 2015 9:33 PM