Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK and Windows Mobile 5.0 Developer Resource Kit

I have just downloaded Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.msi, after installing this, it gave me project templates within Visual Studio 2005 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC using .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and 1.0 (2.0 is not included by default in Windows Mobile 5.0).

The package also includes:

  1. Windows Mobile 5.0 based Pocket PC Device Emulator images & skin files
  2. Headers, Libraries, IDL files, and Managed reference assemblies
  3. Sample Code
  4. Documentation in CHM Format
  5. Tools, Sample Configuration files, and Test Authenticode Certificates

Visual Studio 2005 installer only installs the SDK for Windows Mobile 2003.  This SDK includes everything required to get started developing for the Pocket PC.  Smartphones have a different SDK.

At the same time, I also downloaded the Developer Resource Kit which includes the SDK, but also the SDK for smartphones and loads of developer sources such as the WeFly247 sample application, white papers and webcasts and hands on labs.

Tools and Technologies:

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs for Pocket PC and Smartphone
  • ActiveSync 4.1
  • .NET Compact Framework 2.0
  • Localized emulator images and other useful developer tools.
    Developer Resources:
  • Links to technical white papers and webcasts
  • WeFly247-50 sample application
  • Hands-on labs and videos
  • Partnering opportunities

    Rory from Channel 9 have also done some excellent screencasts on how to program WM5 which I’m looking forward to watching.


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