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Windows CE 5.0 Functionality Not Included in Windows Embedded CE 6.0

1/6/2010

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 does not include some functionality included in Windows CE 5.0.

The following table shows the functionality not included in CE 6.0.

Topics Description

COM and DCOM

Distributed COM (DCOM), sometimes also referred to as COM Remoting, is not included in CE 6.0. For more information, see this Microsoft Web site, or contact Microsoft support or an authorized distributor to inquire about possible alternatives.

Export Wizard

The Export Wizard has been removed from CE 6.0. For information about a workaround, see Exporting a Catalog Item from the Catalog.

File Viewers

The Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PDF, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word viewers are no longer available from the catalog in CE 6.0.

IEEE 1394

CE 6.0 no longer provides device drivers for IEEE 1394 devices. IEEE 1394 device drivers may still be available for Windows Embedded CE through third-party vendors.

Inbox

The Inbox, also known as the Messaging Application (PMail), has been removed from Windows Embedded CE.

Native Wi-Fi

CE 6.0 does not support native Wi-Fi.

Peer-to-Peer Networking

Peer-to-Peer Networking (P2P) has been removed from Windows Embedded CE.

Pocket Internet Explorer

CE 6.0 no longer includes the Pocket Internet Explorer browser.

The catalog items corresponding to the SYSGEN_PIE and SYSGEN_WEBVIEW variables have been removed.

If you set the SYSGEN_HELP variable, you must now set the SYSGEN_IE or the SYSGEN_IESAMPLE variable to achieve an effect.

SDK Wizard

The SDK Wizard has been removed from CE 6.0. The SDK Wizard has been replaced by the SDK development tool accessed through Visual Studio. For more information, see SDK Development.

x86 Emulator

The x86 emulator has been removed from CE 6.0. Instead, Windows Embedded CE includes a new Device Emulator that emulates the operational behavior of a target device based on an ARM microprocessor. For more information, see Device Emulator.

The following functions should not be used in new projects.

Function Comment

CeGetCurrentTrust

This function is obsolete in CE 6.0. It now always returns OEM_CERTIFY_TRUST, no matter who the caller is.

CeGetCallerTrust

This function is obsolete in CE 6.0. It now always returns OEM_CERTIFY_TRUST, no matter who the caller is.

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