WinCE 5.0 v.s. Pocket PC 2003

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    WinCE 5.0 v.s. Pocket PC 2003

    Hello everyone,


    I am using Visual Studio 2005. I am confused when creating a new smart device project. We can select Windows CE 5.0 or Pocket PC 2003.

    My question is, are they compatible? (I am developing native unmanaged C++ application)

    1. If I build Windows CE 5.0 project, could it run on Pocket PC 2003 device or emulator?

    2. If I build Pocket PC 2003 project, could it run on Windows CE 5.0 device or emulator?

    3. What are the differences?


    thanks in advance,
    George

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    1. No
    2. Yes

    CE 5. 0 is an OS. "Pocket PC" is sort of a platform, which runs on an OS. Pocket.

    Pocket PC 2003 used the "Windows CE.NET 4.x" version of the OS. CE 5.0 can runs apps compiled for previous versions of the OS - as long as all the expected DLL's are in place. So the answer to 2. is actually "maybe".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocket_PC

    gg

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