Deploying pc application to a Windows mobile device

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  1. mitko89

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    Sep 20, 2012
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    Hey guys,
    Once I designed a PC program, which communicates with a bluetooth device. I was asked if I could rework this application so it can be used on a Windows mobile device. Can anyone suggest the least painful way to deploy the application to a mobile device? Any suggestions on how to do so or explanation why it's impossible will be welcome. Thank you!
     
  2. tshuck

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    I wrote a few applications for Windows Mobile 6 in C# using VisualStudio, which was quite painless.

    What version of Windows Mobile?

    What was the original language?

    If it's a C-variant, go get the SDK from Microsoft and you're well off.

    Otherwise, you may need to port code after checking for mobile versions of interpreters/compilers/etc.
     
  3. mitko89

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    Hey tshuck,
    PC application is written in C#, I am not sure if MS device emulators have bluetooth support (I read somewhere that they do not). The SDK I have is 6 so let's assume it is for 6. Do I have to rework something or just create a CAB?
    P.S. Sorry for the silly questions, I didn't have much time to research the issue myself. Will pay more attention to it once I get home. Anyway, thanks :)
     
  4. tshuck

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    It depends on how you've made your program, best case scenario is it just needs a cab.

    Microsoft has some code examples on using Bluetooth with Windows Mobile 6.
     
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