How to configure Visual Studio for Windows CE compilation

Compiler configuration for Windows CE platform

For WindowsCE application compilation only the following versions of compilers are supported:

  • Visual Studio 2005
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Embedded Visual 4.0

For all cases you need to have installed SDK STANDARD500 library for WindowsCE development. If you don't have it please Download and Install Microsoft SDK.

Based on your programming language preference, your compiler type and your Windows CE device capabilities the following options are possible for compilation.

Visual studio with C# for WindowsCE 5.0 or higher

You need the following configuration:

  • open project as Windows C# Device Application
  • set target device to Windows CE 5.0 Device

Visual studio with C++ for WindowsCE 5.0 or higher

  • open project as Windows C++ -> Smart Devices -> Win32 Smart Device Project
  • select platform to STANDARDSDK_500
  • select application type to Windows application
  • set target device to Windows CE 5.0 Device

Embedded Visual with C++ for Windows CE 5.0 or higher

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