Thread: WinCE 5.0 v.s. Pocket PC 2003

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2006

    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,

  2. #2
    Registered User Codeplug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    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".


Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. can not debug pocket pc application
    By George2 in forum Windows Programming
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-08-2007, 11:06 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2006, 01:21 PM
  3. Programming Pocket PC Tutorials?
    By Tommaso in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-11-2006, 03:17 AM
  4. Pocket PC Programming
    By grj in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-01-2005, 12:30 PM