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Windows Embedded CE Features (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/6/2010

Windows Embedded CE offers a rich set of features that you can use to customize a platform. Component services, networking capabilities, multimedia support, and many other capabilities are contained within individual operating system features.

You can choose from a wide range of operating system features through the catalog items in Platform Builder. You can build a customized operating system design from a combination of these catalog items. Some catalog items require that other catalog items be present in your operating system design. Platform Builder automatically determines dependencies and adds the appropriate supporting catalog items to your operating system design.

Applications and Services

Describes the operating system functionality that is available in Windows Embedded CE for developing applications and services.

Audio

Describes waveform audio functionality.

Browser Applications

Describes the browser application that can be included with Windows Embedded CE.

CellCore

Provides conceptual and reference information for cellular phone technologies.

Component Services (COM and DCOM)

Provides conceptual and reference information for the Component Object Model (COM) and related technologies.

Connection Manager

Provides conceptual and reference information for managing network connections.

Core OS Services

Describes the core operating system services that are available in Windows Embedded CE. Core operating system services contain information on the Windows Embedded CE kernel and other features common to all Windows Embedded CE operating system designs. The core operating system services enable low-level tasks such as process, thread, and memory management.

Device Management

Provides conceptual and reference information for technologies related to remotely distributing software, keeping track of software and hardware, managing inventory, and configuring target devices.

Encoded Media

Provide conceptual and reference information for technologies for working with media files and streams that contain compressed data.

File Systems and Storage Management

Provides an overview of the file systems and data store architecture in Windows Embedded CE.

Fonts

Provides an overview of fonts and font technologies that are supported in Windows Embedded CE. Describes how you can replace fonts, specify a directory from which the operating system should load fonts, and change the font size for the Help system. Also describes how you can enable ClearType, antialiased fonts, linked fonts, end-user-defined-characters (EUDC), and line breaking for Asian fonts.

Graphics

Provides reference and conceptual information for technologies for graphics displays.

International

Describes support in Windows Embedded CE for general locale services and locale-specific support for certain key capabilities.

Internet Client Services

Describes the support run-time engines for parsing and translating scripting languages.

Internet Explorer Embedded Support Components

Describes support for Internet client services in Windows Embedded CE, including browser applications and technologies that enable you to create custom browsers.

Kernel

Provides information about the base OS functionality of Windows Embedded CE–based devices.

Networking - Core

Provides conceptual and reference information about general networking technologies.

Networking - Remote

Provides conceptual and reference information for networking technologies that deal with remote access and telephony.

Networking - Wireless

Provides conceptual and reference information about wireless networking technologies.

Power Management

Provides conceptual and reference information for device power management.

Security for Windows Embedded CE

Provides conceptual and reference information for technologies intended to help improve the security of your devices or applications.

Servers

Provides conceptual and reference information for server technologies.

Shell, GWES, and User Interface

Provides a description of the shell and user interface technologies in Windows Embedded CE. These include the functionality that is necessary for a user to interact with a Windows Embedded CE-based device and the underlying operating system.

Voice over IP Phone Services

Describes the technologies that are available in Windows Embedded CE to build IP phone devices.

XML

Provides conceptual and reference information about XML.

Migrating from an Earlier Version of Windows Embedded CE

Provides information about how to migrate existing workspaces to Windows CE 5.0.

Bringing Up a Hardware Platform

Provides detailed information about creating a board support package (BSP) and bringing up a Windows Embedded CE-based device. Explains how to use the sample BSPs provided in Windows Embedded CE. Provides information about finding information on how to order hardware platforms for the sample BSPs.

Developing a Device Driver

Provides an overview of Windows Embedded CE drivers and describes the typical processes used for developing device drivers for a Windows Embedded CE-based device.

Developing an OS Design

Describes how to use Platform Builder to create and customize an operating system design that you can use to build a run-time image for download to a target device. Includes information about creating software development kits.

Diagnostics and Debugging for Mobile and Embedded Development

Provides information about debugging and testing.

Developing a Target Device

Describes how to use a design template to create an operating system design that you can customize for your target device.

Platform Builder User's Guide

Provides information about the Platform Builder tools and integrated development environment.

Error Reporting

Describes Windows Embedded CE error reporting, which allows a device to save key information about the state of the machine at the time that the machine or an application becomes unresponsive or stops functioning.

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