AppForge AppForge extends visual basic 6.0 with a new AppForge project type and with Palm OS and Pocket PC target platforms. In place of the standard Visual Basic controls, AppForge offers 25 handheld-optimized controls, called ingots.For Pocket PC, AppForge does not support the ODBC database synchronization or wireless Internet features that it does for Palm. AppForge developers can carry out TCP/IP connections with either platform using AppForges socket control, however. Also missing from AppForges Pocket PC feature set is an analog to its Palm Extended Functions Library or Extensibility features, which give developers access to Palm OS for greater integration of AppForge programs with the operating system.
We could create, compile and deploy applications for either Palm or Pocket PC and, via a menu bar control, recompile and deploy our applications to the opposite platform.