A configuration is the set of components and resources that fully describes a specific run-time image. Each configuration is authored against the Windows XP Embedded Client (x86) - US English platform, which defines the type of run-time image that the configuration can generate.
To create a run-time image, you author and edit a configuration and then build it into a run-time image. Configurations are stored outside of the component database as XML files with the file extension .slx.
A configuration is composed of the following items of information:
- A set of configuration properties.
- A list of component instances that define individual components that have been included in the configuration. This includes the base component that defines the minimum functionality required by the platform.
- A list of configuration-level files that will be copied to the run-time image when the configuration is built.
- A list of configuration-level registry keys that will be created in the run-time image registry when the configuration is built.
- A list of custom resources that will be added to the run-time image.
- A block of script obtained from the platform definition.
Configurations support dependency checking to ensure that the include dependencies defined by the components in the configuration are satisfied.
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