The Windows CE 5.0: Standard SDK, in conjunction with the Microsoft embedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4, deliver a complete development environment for creating applications for devices based on Microsoft Windows CE 5.0.
The Standard SDK contains a subset of common Operating System (OS) APIs that allows an application written to the Standard SDK to run on different Windows CE platforms that have a graphical user interface. An application that is based on the Standard SDK for Windows CE will run on any device that contains the Standard SDK components. In some cases, an application written using the Standard SDK for Windows CE will only need to be recompiled to run on Standard SDK based device that utilizes a different CPU. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.