Sunday, October 09, 2005

Mobile Device Supports in Visual Studio 2005

VS 2005 offers a lot of additions to the .NET CF and the IDE related to mobile development. Here is a partial list.
  • Smartphone and emulator improvements
  • Added a host of additional WinForms controls and a richer design-time environment for
    the .NET CF
  • Creating solutions that contain unmanaged and managed projects
  • Debugging from managed to unmanaged code, and vice versa. You can even attach to a running application on a smart device.
  • .NET CF 2.0 supports the latest additions to C# language (such as iterators, generics, partial classes, and anonymous methods). It also supports C++ (MFC 8.0 and ATL 8.0).
  • Added managed APIs for Bluetooth, Telephony, Pocket Outlook (POOM),
    the Message Application Programming Interface (MAPI), and Short Message Service (SMS).
  • You can do COM Interop with Visual Studio 2005 and .NET CF 2.0
  • Having additional performance benefits in its core execution engine and the
    ADO.NET and XML APIs
  • Improvements in the CAB building facility

Adopted from Pro Service-Oriented Smart Clients with .NET 2.0 by By Sayed Y. Hashimi, Scott J. Steffan .


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