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    Development FAQ?

    I've written some code in the past, but nothing much lately. I was toying around with the idea of writing something (no matter how useless/stupid) for my phone, but then I realized I have no idea where to even start. I realize that this is more of a general forum, and that the XDA Developer site would reach more developer-types, but I guess I just like this site better.

    So...how would one get started? For example, what coding environment would I use? Is there a specific one for PPC? I see some people have used C#, and that's part of Visual Studio.NET (I think), so can I use that?
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    Re: Development FAQ?

    Originally posted by sputnik
    I've written some code in the past, but nothing much lately. I was toying around with the idea of writing something (no matter how useless/stupid) for my phone, but then I realized I have no idea where to even start. I realize that this is more of a general forum, and that the XDA Developer site would reach more developer-types, but I guess I just like this site better.

    So...how would one get started? For example, what coding environment would I use? Is there a specific one for PPC? I see some people have used C#, and that's part of Visual Studio.NET (I think), so can I use that?
    Resources, places to start:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/ (msdn is the major-level microsoft development front.. start here for global stuff. Beware the volume of info (almost all free, is daunting).

    Some of their mobility stuff related to phone...
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/w...e/default.aspx

    Their native C/C++ package is embedded visual studio 4.0 sp3, and is free. (Note the prerequirements at the bottom. You must also download those):
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    C# code you can do with Visual Studio 2003 (I think you can get the compiler free.. but the editor strictly speaking costs money. I'm not familiar with that route).

    I'd suggest going the c/c++ route with embedded Visual Studio if you want to play.

    Have fun!
    btf

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