A while back, I posted a diagram illustrating how our tools map to versions of the platform.  That generated quite of bit of customer feedback from .NET CF developers who want to use the latest tools while still being able to target users with a wide range of devices.  As a result, things are substantially different in VS 2005 Beta 2.  Here's the updated matrix:

  • Green
    • Apps written using the tool will run on the platform
    • Tool is able to connect to the platform for deployment, debugging, etc
  • Yellow 
    • Apps written using the tool will run on the platform
    • Tool is NOT able to connect to the platform for deployment, debugging, etc
  • White
    • Apps written using the tool will NOT run on the platform

The letter "R" denotes combinations where a runtime library needs to be installed on the device.

-Robert