Microsoft released its Windows Mobile 6.5 Developer Toolkit, offering documentation, sample code, emulator images and tools to Visual Studio to enable programmers to build applications for its updated mobile OS. Supporting Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack 3, the DTK download is an add-on component for Windows Mobile 6 SDK and boasts a new set of APIs to enable developers to take advantage of WinMo 6.5's touch gesture framework, allowing applications to handle touch gesture input and provide a visual experience consistent with the rest of the device UI. The DTK is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, German, French and Italian--developers must install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the Windows Mobile 6 SDK prior to running the toolkit installer.
For more on the WinMo 6.5 DTK:
- read this Windows Mobile Team Blog entry
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