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News: .NET CF 1.0 successfully ported to CE 2.xx; will .NET CF 2.0 be next?

Posted 10 years ago | News | 9 comments | Author: CE Geek

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CodePlex open-source developer Stefanov succeeded last year in compiling versions of the .NET Compact Framework 1.0 that are compatible with Windows CE 2.0, 2.01, and 2.11 devices, thereby breathing new life into these older Windows CE devices by allowing them to run many newer applications.

Now, Stefanov is considering working on a port of .NET CF 2.0 to Windows CE 2.xx and 3.0, opening the possibility of running many current Windows Mobile applications on legacy Windows CE devices.

Before embarking on this project, however, Stefanov is gauging the level of interest in such a project by asking Windows CE device users to vote in a poll on the CodePlex site. Members here who would like to bring .NET CF 2.0 to Windows CE 2.xx and Windows CE 3.0 devices are strongly encouraged to vote in the poll at the CodePlex page linked below.

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Posted on 25/05/2009 1:58:11 AM

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There are 9 comments for this news item

dougzy 27 May 2009 3:56:39 PM
Come on everybody, vote! It would be great to get .NET CF 2.0 on Windows CE 3.0
nicmalone 31 May 2009 12:13:24 PM
I've voted for this but to be honest I don't know what it would do for my old J720. What kind of apps would it let me run and would it do so without 'breaking' my HPC2000 apps (like RedGear appears to do in a lot of cases - according to their website)

Nic
CE Geek 31 May 2009 4:35:08 PM
Nothing to worry about there - the worst that would happen would be that the app wouldn't open. Check sites like smartphone-freeware.com or freewareppc.com for new programs to see examples - many of these new programs require .NET CF 2.0. Microsoft also has a page with a long list of sites with .NET CF programs - look for the link in my thread about .NET CF 1.0 for CE 2.xx.
seakeeping 12 June 2009 11:15:43 AM
have some software for net cf 1.0 ? the ce2.00 ce2.11 hpc2000 , mips sh3
CE Geek 12 June 2009 3:34:05 PM
You can find lots on several Pocket PC and Smartphone software sites. In my thread about .NET CF 1.0 in H/PC Pro, there's also a link to a Microsoft page that lists software makers that have produced .NET CF programs. The processor given for the app doesn't matter - even if it says ARM, it can still work on MIPS, SH3, SH4, and x86 devices.
seakeeping 13 June 2009 12:40:34 AM
i can't find software for net cf 1.0 ,where is software sites?
CE Geek 26 June 2009 2:59:56 PM
You haven't checked the thread I mentioned right above you, have you?

Another vote cast today - keep 'em coming!
Duncan Blair 08 August 2010 11:33:06 AM
I know this is old, but does anyone know where this project stands? I certainly would love to see it completed.
CE Geek 10 February 2011 5:52:00 AM
No action on it yet. Stefanov may be waiting to see of there are more votes. Please vote if you haven't already.
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