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Kris Kumar
06-25-2006, 02:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.omnisoft.com/articles/spevb/default.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.omnisoft.com/articles/spevb/default.asp</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Thought you couldn't use eVB to develop Smartphone 2002/2003/WM5 applications? Think again! After purchasing a new Samsung i600, I was eager to start writing some apps for it. Being a veteran VB programmer, I was disappointed that I could not use eVB for the task. But, I said to myself "Now I finally have a real reason to dive into .NET programming". What??? I can't even write apps for my Smartphone using the latest state-of-the-art VS2003.NETcf !!! Unacceptable, there's got to be another way..."</i><br /><br />I am sure that everyone who loves Visual Basic development and the Smartphone platform has heard about John Cody and his <a href="http://www.omnisoft.com/forums/default.asp?C=1">eVB Smartphone Development Forum.</a> In case you haven't, let me give you a quick introduction. Visual Basic is probably the favorite programming language for a lot of programmers, especially for those who write applications for fun, but Microsoft does not support Visual Basic development on the Smartphone platform and Microsoft's free Embedded Visual Basic development tool does not work with Smartphones. Microsoft wants the developers to use Visual Studio .NET which unlike eVB is not a free tool. This is where John Cody comes in to rescue the developers. Check out his <a href="http://www.omnisoft.com/forums/default.asp?C=1">development forum</a> for more information. He even has an article on enabling eVB applications on the Windows Mobile 5.0 based devices; check it out over <a href="http://www.omnisoft.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=543&amp;PN=1">here.</a>