Microsoft has started shipping a Visual C++ add-on for its Windows CE operating system to try and make it easier for developers to build applications for handheld PCs and personal digital assistants. A desktop emulation environment enables users to undertake most of their development on a PC, while programmers can also reuse existing Win32 code because Win32 for Windows CE includes a subset of the desktop Win32 application programming interface. The product costs $199, but users must already have a copy of Visual C++ Professional or Enterprise Edition.
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