Indeed, Microsoft is working hard to build Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7, but at the same time, the company is not neglecting its previous WM platforms. In this regard, it has made available for download an updated version of the SDK designed to allow developers to create applications for Windows Mobile 5.0 that run on Pocket PCs. The Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC can be won via the Microsoft Download Center since August 19, 2009.

“The Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC extends Visual Studio 2005 so that you can write managed and native application software targeting Windows Mobile 5.0-based Pocket PC devices. This includes: Windows Mobile 5.0-based Pocket PC device emulator images and skin files. Managed headers, libraries, IDL files, and reference assemblies; Sample code; Documentation in CHM format; Tools, sample configuration files, and Authenticode certificate testing, ”Microsoft revealed.

The localized images of the Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC emulator, although they are also available as a standalone download, are part of the SDK. Images are configured to provide developers with emulators for a variety of Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC locations, to streamline the application testing process. The Redmond-based company has adapted the emulator images to the following languages: CHS – Chinese: Simplified (PRC); CHT – Chinese: Traditional (Taiwan); CSY – Czech: Czech Republic; DAN – Danish: Denmark; ELL – Greek: Greece; ESN – Spanish: Spain (international sorting); FIN – Finnish: Finland; FRA – French: France; GER – German: Germany; ITA – Italian: Italy; JPN – Japanese: Japan; KOR – Korean (Extended Wansung): Korea; NLD – Dutch: Netherlands; NOR – Norwegian: Norway (Bokmal); PLK – Polish: Poland; PTB – Portuguese: Brazil; PTG – Portuguese: Portugal; RUS – Russian: Russia; and EVS – Swedish: Sweden.

“The emulator images allow you to test your applications for Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PC. These images can be used in conjunction with the Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK includes an emulator that uses a virtual machine to run the full WM 5.0 Pocket PC regardless of your main operating system on the same machine, ”the software giant noted.

Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC is available for download here.


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