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torch Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 4:14 PM
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I was looking into getting two books about Windows CE development. One for EVB (Embedded Visual Basic) and one for EVT3.0 (Embedded Visual Tools)

I see several on eBay but I wasn’t sure which one is ideal.
To replicate my results I just typed in Windows CE Books and looked what popped up.
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 6:31 PM
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The original is the go-to for CE (the white cover one is for the original H/PC), but be warned, it is not a newbie friendly book. It effectively already assumes you have some familiarity with Win32 and COM. There aren't really any starter books for H/PC development and this is something that has utterly plagued our community in addition to the original cost of getting hold of the compilers.

There is also a CE .net version one with a black cover -
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torch Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 6:43 PM
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C:Amie - 2024-04-06 11:31 AM


The original is the go-to for CE (the white cover one is for the original H/PC), but be warned, it is not a newbie friendly book. It effectively already assumes you have some familiarity with Win32 and COM. There aren't really any starter books for H/PC development and this is something that has utterly plagued our community in addition to the original cost of getting hold of the compilers.

There is also a CE .net version one with a black cover -

Sorry last questions
1-for that book you mentioned is it okay to get the ce.net version (obviously not the ce6.0 version ) or is it better to get the evt3.0 edition book? Because boling has a few editons

2-can I get this book for evb?
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C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 6:53 PM
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Yes is probably the way to go, I've never seen it though to advise on what is in it.

The .net version I assume drops talk of older H/PC's and is aimed at VS2003 rather than VS5 + CE Tool Kit as the original is. I have the original, not the .net one so cannot confirm that.
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torch Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 7:01 PM
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Thank you! I ordered the two books you mentioned-Basic + the White Cover Boling book using the eBay hpcfactor referral links. Hope the referral go through !

And yeah I know most of it I won’t understand. I guess I just want to see if it helps me get better at recompiling for different architectures / narrowing down those compiling errors.
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WinCEDev Page Icon Posted 2024-04-06 7:27 PM
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C:Amie - 2024-04-06 7:53 PM

Yes is probably the way to go, I've never seen it though to advise on what is in it.


I have used this book to become familiar with eVB and it's a great resource, I can definitely recommend it.

It does assume some prior VB knowledge if I remember correctly, it mostly goes into eVB specifics and how to work with/around its limitations and differences compared to desktop VB. Also it is mostly centered around Pocket PC, but pretty much all of the content also applies to 'plain' Windows CE.

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torch - 2024-04-06 7:01 PM

Hope the referral go through !

They have, many thanks
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