Run .Net Code on Pocket PCs
One of the main benefits of the Microsoft .Net development platform's use of processor- independent byte code is easy program portability.One of the main benefits of the Microsoft .Net development platforms use of processor- independent byte code is easy program portability. The first fruits of this benefit are now available to Pocket PC developers, who can use a Technology Preview release of .Net Compact Framework to write .Net applications for Windows CE-based PDAs and phones. (No such phones are shipping yet.) Apps can be written using the same source code base used for any existing (Windows-based) .Net applications.
.Net Compact Framework includes a .Net just-in-time compiler and run-time environment for Windows CE devices (versions for about 20 CPUs are provided), plus a subset of the .Net Framework that includes most APIs used for client/server development.