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    Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013

    Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (with the latest fixes as of Sep 2014) provides the tools you need to develop applications that target Windows Embedded Compact 2013.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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        Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 enables managed and native application development using Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2013. It also provides an easy application deployment mechanism and other Visual Studio integration features.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

        Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 or higher.
        Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2013 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate edition.
        1. Download the appropriate version for your system
        2. Extract the zip file contents
        3. Execute VSEmbedded_AppBuilder.exe to install Application Builder and the necessary components
      • Visual Studio 2012 versions
        • 11.0.50727 - RTM Base Release
        • 11.0.50728 - Aug 2014
        • 11.0.50729 - Sep 2014
        Visual Studio 2013 versions
        • 12.0.30226 - RTM Base Release
        • 12.0.30527 - Aug 2014
        • 12.0.30808 - Sep 2014
        The Aug 2014 (11.0.50728 & 12.0.30527) release resolves the following issues:
        • The Debug.Start Debugging option will delete the deployment directory contents.
        • You cannot deploy a class library to the device if the solution does not contain an executable project.
        • You cannot specify an external program to execute when run is clicked.
        The Sep 2014 (11.0.50729 & 12.0.30808) release resolves the following issue:
        • Execution and debugging a C++ application fails when the remote directory is changed.

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