NETCF Windows Mobile

Determine Platform – .NETCF 3.5 and earlier

One of the new features in v3.5 of the Compact Framework is the ability to easily detect the platform you are running on from Smartphone (Standard Edition), PocketPC (Classic or Professional Editions) or WinCEGeneric (Everything else). The code is very straight-forward:-

using Microsoft.WindowsCE.Forms;

if(SystemSettings.Platform == WinCEPlatform.Smartphone)
   //do something smartphone specific…


In the latest (v3.0) version of Mobile In The Hand I’ve implemented a matching property, so for the above code sample you’d just change the using statement to use InTheHand.WindowsCE.Forms and the code would work the same way. This is available in both the .NETCF v1.0 and v2.0 builds of the library.

By Peter Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP