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What happened to WindowsCE support? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was really disappointed to see that support for Windows CE (i.e. the Compact Framework) was dropped for R3.

    We had a design for a system using RDS and multiple cheap Windows CE boxes to host the RDS components. 

    Can anybody explain the thinking behind dropping Windows CE? Could we retrofit CE support with some work, or is it just no longer possible?

    Thanks,

    Darren.

    Monday, June 28, 2010 2:17 AM

Answers

  • Just a guess, but the CE platform has been replaced by the embedded platforms.  Why wouldn't you just migrate to embedded? If you already have a solution with/for CE then stick to an older MRDS to support it. If you want to stay current, then stay current. There are hardware solutions in the less than $300 (retail) range that run embedded.
    • Marked as answer by dbruning Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:09 PM
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:57 PM
  • RDS R3 won't run on Windows CE. That VS 2010 dropped support for WinCE development was part of the reason support was dropped. WinCE will run R2. We will continue look at the situation as Windows embedded evolves.
    • Marked as answer by dbruning Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:09 PM
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:19 PM

All replies

  • Just a guess, but the CE platform has been replaced by the embedded platforms.  Why wouldn't you just migrate to embedded? If you already have a solution with/for CE then stick to an older MRDS to support it. If you want to stay current, then stay current. There are hardware solutions in the less than $300 (retail) range that run embedded.
    • Marked as answer by dbruning Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:09 PM
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 8:57 PM
  • RDS R3 won't run on Windows CE. That VS 2010 dropped support for WinCE development was part of the reason support was dropped. WinCE will run R2. We will continue look at the situation as Windows embedded evolves.
    • Marked as answer by dbruning Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:09 PM
    Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:19 PM
  • Thanks for the reply. Can you provide links to the low-cost embedded hardware solutions you mention?

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:44 PM
  • http://www.roboard.com/RB-110.htm
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 12:47 AM
  • Thanks, looks interesting.
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:09 PM