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Porting Win95 app to WinCE

I want to port an existing Win95 app to WinCE. The target platform is a handheld PC (LG Phenom).
The existing app is having the foll features:
It is written using Visual C++ 6.0 (Prof ed)
It is multithreaded app (4 threads in all)
It acessses the comm (serial) port
It has a DLL and an app
It is an MDI app.

I would like to port as fast as possible.
I want to know is it possible to port it using the existing WinCE version or wait for Win CE 3.0.
Also, please advice me on the development tool that is to be bought from Microsoft.
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abaldwinCommented:
Here is a link that may be useful
http://pda.tucows.com/wince/development.htm

Also Microsoft has  a developer toolkit for the Visual Studio products.  I dont have a link because I got mine through the MSDN subscription but have heard tha tyou can get it from the microsoft site under the tech developers section.

tucows though has a pretty extensive set of CE tools, utils, and even Doom for the CE.

Hope that helps

Andy
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NorbertCommented:
Unfortunaly MDI Interface is not supported.
I don't know if it will be supported in v 3.0
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Stainless_Steel_RatCommented:
Everything you want is supported in Windows CE, except for the MDI part.  Depending on the complexity of the program, or whether it uses MFC or not, it may be very easy or very hard to remove the MDI code.
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vbk_bgmAuthor Commented:
Hi Stainless_Steel_Rat,
     Could you tell me of any book which deals with MFC for WinCE which would help me in porting.
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Stainless_Steel_RatCommented:
The Release Notes and online Help files that are shipped with every copy of MFC for Windows CE do a pretty good job of describing the differences between desktop and CE MFC.

You might want to check out some of these books that discuss the general differences between CE and Windows 98/NT:

"Inside Microsoft Windows CE" by John Murrary, published by MS Press.

"Windows CE for Dummies" by Jinjer L. Simon, published by Dummies Press.

"Introducing Microsoft Windows CE for the Handheld PC" by Robert O'Hara, published by MS Press.

"Programming Microsoft Windows CE" by Douglas Boling, published by MS Press.  This one is probably your best bet.
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vbk_bgmAuthor Commented:
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