What's New in the .NET Compact Framework Version 2.0

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The .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 extends the .NET Compact Framework version 1.0 with new features, improvements to existing features, and expanded support of classes in the full .NET Framework. This section provides information about some of the key additions and modifications to the .NET Compact Framework.

Starting with version 2.0, the .NET Compact Framework is part of the .NET Framework and supports stand-alone development.

In This Section

  • .NET Framework Support and New Features
    Describes expanded support for full .NET Framework classes, stand-alone development, networking, and native code interoperability.

  • Windows Forms and Graphics
    Describes new classes in the Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms namespace. These classes provide new features and functionality for Pocket PC and Smartphone applications.