Visual Studio 2008 - Mobile Programming

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Offline Dimi

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« on: 21/09/2009 23:33:43 »
Hey all, recently I was asked to make a program for a mobile phone.

The problem is, I have never done something like this before. The target platform will be a PDA Blackberry and I will be using .NET compact framework, my issue is ~ Do I need a Visual Studio 2008 Enterprise edition (Is enterprise the same as professional?)

I thought I'd be able to do it using Express edition, but clearly not, haha.

*edit* Never mind after annoying everyone at work, they finally gave me an answer I needed :)

I need the Professional edition.. Well thankfully they gave it to me.
« Last Edit: 22/09/2009 06:47:55 by Dimi »
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« Reply #1 on: 26/11/2009 19:52:53 »
I must admit I haven't a clue how you go about composing software for these platforms.

HOWEVER - if anyone would like to write a Naked Scientists iPhone App for us, that would be smashing...!
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« Reply #2 on: 28/11/2009 14:48:17 »
Yeah I've been making Smart Phone apps ever since, though iPhone would be a different story, work told me to look into it so it may be a field I will be heading towards sometime in the near future.
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« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2010 07:18:01 »
Visual Studio supports different programming languages by means of language services, which allow the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees nearly any programming language, provided a language-specific service exists. Built-in languages include C/C++ via Visual C++, VB.NET via Visual Basic .NET, C# via Visual C#, and F# as of Visual Studio 2010. Mobile development is growing fast, and Windows Mobile is at the forefront with over 18 million phones shipped last year and many more cutting-edge devices on the way. Visual Studio developers have tremendous opportunities in this space. Windows Mobile phone leverages your existing coding experience and takes it to new heights. Visual Studio 2008 was recently released to MSDN subscribers, and itís slated to be available to the general public soon. These recent developments spurred me to take a closer look at the latest version of Microsoftís flagship IDE.
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« Reply #4 on: 04/09/2010 09:10:59 »
".NET" is a virtual machine for Windows ".NET Framework" and its languages system called "Common Language Runtime" consisting of Jscript , VBscript , C#(C like and Java like, syntax compiled language) and J#(MS Java support) just like the "Java JVM"(MIDP and LDC AND ITS "KVM machine") and its language "Java2" and Linux VM's not to be confused with "Linux KVM" which is a type of virtual computer by making more kernels virtually under specific parameters inside the one booted up computer Linux OS so any of those can be switched off or on at will.

Know the language you want(probably C# is best for that) and
WML
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Markup_Language
HTML in its XML version context (XHTML and HTML4.01 HTML5) You probably require to know AJAX also and WML Script(it is not quite the same as javascript because it is compiled on the server and sent to the mobile device)
http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/htmlcss
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Standard XML in its WML version context
http://www.w3.org/standards/xml/

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Do I need a Visual Studio 2008 Enterprise edition (Is enterprise the same as professional?)
Probably, but as convenience for obtaining the "Compiler" binaries, as much the Run times require to be downloaded and installed for .NET
There would be other .NET proprietry SDK's and IDE's out there but that's mainly up to you to choose, choosing generic at MSDN downloads makes it easy to find and buy.