Windows Mobile Phone Application Development – Key Features

Surprisingly enough, as opposed to other smartphone app environs, Windows mobile app is very much similar to the regular programming that is meant for its desktops. However, if you delve deeper, you are sure to observe that both versions of Windows app development utilize the same tools that include the visual Studio. As a matter of fact, Visual Studio is considered as a highly versatile platform for Windows mobile app development. This blog post will cover some of the relevant factors that work behind Windows mobile app development program.

To begin with, the current version of Visual Studio is considered to be a precious platform that offers simple drag-and-drop apps sans any elaborate coding. In fact, if you use Visual Studio, you can easily achieve full set of Windows mobile apps development chore by way of creating apps, debugging as well as successfully packaging these for delivery.

However, yet another essential component that as a Windows mobile app developer you would need is Windows SDK which is an important software development kit. It features all the key sets of ASPIs as also resource files that are needed in Windows mobile app development process.  SDK, incidentally, also contains some sample apps, emulators that are used for testing and debugging sans establishing any connection with real phone.

In order to make use of the emulator, you will also need to acquire ActiveSync, a program that functions as a kind of interface which will prove helpful in loading the developed package into a device. However, if are using Vista you would be spared of downloading it since Vista already has an inbuilt mobile device center ingrained within the program. But if you are using Windows XP, you will have to download and install ActiveSync.

When looking from a practical point of view, the whole process of evolving Windows mobile app will seem like an interesting learning process which could be a great fun, too. As for the Visual Studio, those who have become familiar with it, will find it a joy to work with. However, if you happen to be a beginner, you may need to select new project from the file menu by choosing ‘Smart Device’. On the right template pane, click smart device project while selecting ‘Device Application’ from the list displayed in the pop-up project window of the same ‘Smart Device’.

Now that the basic app development work has almost been completed, you can have any type of functionality you may intend to include into the form in design view merely by taking the help of drag and drop buttons and by adding event handlers at the same time. Nevertheless, when all these are completed, you need to press5 to test it on a device or the selected emulator. However, after testing the outcome, your job is finished. Incidentally, if you are looking further for any additional support or help, you can jolly well obtain it from Microsoft’s MSDN online developer network.