Setting up a Windows Mobile Development Environment

An old teammate in DPE now a new Seattle resident working on Channel 9 / part-time Coding for Fun blogger Clint Rutkas posted some good questions recently on an internal discussion list, thus motivating me to create this post.

If you are looking to start developing for Windows Mobile (or simply rebuilding a laptop), you will find that Visual Studio 2008 Professional or higher includes the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK with .NET Compact Framework 2.0.  Here is an additional list of items that I install in order to build out a Windows Mobile 6.x Development environment:

Check out the Windows Mobile RampUp program if you are new to Windows Mobile development.  Also, don’t forget to check out the “How Do I” videos on the Windows Mobile Development Center

This site has information on the Windows Marketplace for mobile and you will also want to subscribe to the Windows Mobile Team Blog as well.