Microsoft recently released Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition, a free development tool that support cross-platform development, including Windows Phone, Windows Tablet, Win32, Web, game, Android devices and iOS devices.
In addition to the above, this Community edition of Visual Studio also support Windows Embedded Compact 2013 development, developing OS design and application for Compact 2013 devices.
Previously, Windows Embedded Compact (formerly known as Windows CE) development is not supported under Visual Studio Express edition, and require Visual Studio Professional or higher edition.
With Visual Studio 2013 Community edition, developer can now perform the following development tasks:
For more information about Visual Studio 2013 Community edition and associated download link, visit the following URL:
Windows Embedded Compact 2013 toolkit, needed to develop custom OS runtime image, is available via the following URL:
Application Builder for Compact 2013, a plug-in to Visual Studio 2013, needed to support application development in C++, C# and Visual Basic, is available via the following URL:
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