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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Introduction

I’ve been working with Microsoft Windows CE for almost as long as it’s been in existence. A Windows programmer for many years, I’m amazed by the number of different, typically quite small, systems to which I can apply my Windows programming experience. These Windows CE systems run the gamut from PC-like mini-laptops to cellular phones to embedded devices buried deep in some large piece of industrial equipment. The use of the Win32 API in Windows CE enables tens of thousands of Windows programmers to write applications for an entirely new class of systems. The subtle differences, however, make writing Windows CE code somewhat different from writing for the desktop versions of Windows. It’s those differences that I’ll address in this ...

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