We have just recently published the following new application development articles on MSDN:.

Want to get started with Windows Mobile Application Development and need an overview of the Windows Mobile platform as well as the development tools that are available to you ? Device Application Development MVP and co-founder of APPAMundi Andrej Radinger has written an article that describes how to start to develop for Windows Mobile devices by using the same tools that developers use for desktop development, Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008, and the Windows Mobile specific Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5. Andrej’s article also explains how to use Windows Mobile SDK Tools to extend Windows Mobile applications.

Are you trying to select the right API for your Windows Mobile Application? This article by Embedded MVP and author of numerous programming books and articles Paul Yao discusses the Microsoft® Win32® API and the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework (NETCF) APIs for use on Windows Mobile® 6 and later. Paul Yao’s article provides an introduction of Web-based technologies, and then focuses on selecting an API for creating thick-client applications.

In this article, former MVP and current Senior Mobility Consultant at Microsoft Alex Yakhnin shows you how to use the alpha blending and gradient drawing APIs that are available on the Windows Mobile platform to create a compelling and attractive user experience. This article is an ideal supplement if you have attended the MSDN webcasts on Creating Compelling and Attractive UIs for Windows Mobile Applications and Customizing .NET Compact Framework Controls to Create Attractive UIs for Windows Mobile Devices, both of which were hosted by Alex Yakhnin. This article also includes links to a code download to utilize the UI Framework for .NET CF 3.5, which is available on CodePlex.

We hope you enjoy these newly published articles, and, as always, we appreciate your feedback. Would you rather see these as blog articles in the future rather than whitepapers? We’d love to know. If you would like to rate an article or submit feedback, please click on the Click To Rate and Give Feedback link at the top of each article.

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