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Can I develop cell phone apps with VB .NET?

What would you suggest as a target phone for testing, and would I need any other special equipment?

Are there any good books for developing for this platform?

Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Yes, you can use VB .NET for Windows Mobile Edition 2003 or later. You need
Visual Studio 2003 Professional or higher. There are SmartPhone examples
available online, though I don't know of any book that addresses this
specifically. The newsgroup for these things is
microsoft.publi c.smartphone.de veloper. You can ask there about specific
hardware.

Dick

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See www.hardandsoftware.net for contact information.

Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 4th
Edition ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages) published July 2004. See
www.mabry.com/vbpgser4 to order.
Nov 21 '05 #2
This may seem obvious or not, but apps written in VB.NET using the .NET
Compact Framework, etc. can run only in Microsoft Smartphones (which run a
special Windows Mobile OS), not in any cell phone, since most cell phones
use Java, the J2ME MIDP flavour.

To develop in .NET for any cell phone you need some 3rd party toolkit such
as http://www.appforge.com/

If your goal is to code for Java-enabled phones (the majority today), it
would be better to use the Sun Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit:
http://java.sun.com/products/j2mewtoolkit/

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Can I develop cell phone apps with VB .NET?

What would you suggest as a target phone for testing, and would I need any
other special equipment?

Are there any good books for developing for this platform?

Nov 21 '05 #3

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