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PC to Pocket PC conversions

I have a communications test program written in Visual C++.
I use the PC's serial port and save data in a Excel database.
I want to run this program on a pocket PC.

1. Do I need another compiler to do this? Which one?
2. Is there certain code that will not port over to the
Pocket PC?
Nov 17 '05 #1
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"Steven Omntec" <Steven Om****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I have a communications test program written in Visual C++.
I use the PC's serial port and save data in a Excel database.
I want to run this program on a pocket PC.

1. Do I need another compiler to do this? Which one?
The bad news is that you need another compiler. The good news is that it
looks a lot like the one in Visual Stuio version 6 and the better news is
that it is a free download:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

I have pointed you to version 3 of the tool. Version 4 (I think) is the one
you'd need if you want to do .Net development on PPC/CE on the latest
versions of the PPC/CE.
2. Is there certain code that will not port over to the
Pocket PC?


Yes, much but not all of the Win32 API is available on PPC. And there are
things that exist on PPC/CE platforms that don't exist on others (the shell
UI APIs for example). It's not the kind of question that can be answered in
a crisp little news group post. If you have the MSDN then you already have
the PPC/CE documentation. If you don't, you can find it online at
http://msdn.microsoft.com

Just by the way, this group is not the best one to address either the
platform or the tools. You might want to start your search here

microsoft.public.windowsce.embedded.vc

Regards,
Will
Nov 17 '05 #2

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