Core OS Services Catalog Items (Windows CE 5.0)
The following core OS services Catalog items appear in Microsoft Platform Builder.
|Catalog item||Sysgen variable||Description|
|Battery Driver||SYSGEN_BATTERY||Adds the battery driver to your run-time image.
For more information, see Battery Drivers.
|Keyboard Test Application||SYSGEN_KEYBDTEST||Adds the keyboard test application to your run-time image.
For more information, see Keyboard Drivers.
|LMemDebug Memory Debugging Hooks||SYSGEN_LMEMDEBUG||A functionality in the OS's local memory support that provides OEMs and application developers with information about the allocations performed by the OS.
You can use memory debugging hooks to trace memory leaks and evaluate system performance.
|Platform Manager||SYSGEN_PLATMAN||Adds support for Platform Manager to your run-time image.
For more information, see Platform Manager.
|Remote Display Application||SYSGEN_CERDISP||Supports the Windows CE Remote Display (CERDisp) utility, which displays a Windows CE device screen on a remote desktop.
The Remote Display utility also supports the Windows CE Remote Display Host (CERHost) application.
|Tiny Kernel Test Sample Application||SYSGEN_TKTEST||A sample application that runs Windows CE in its smallest configuration.
The sample works without a file system and demonstrates threads, critical selections, and other kernel services that are available.
|Toolhelp API||SYSGEN_TOOLHELP||A set of debugger application programming interfaces (APIs) for ToolHelp.
For more information, see ToolHelp Reference.
|Touch Driver Test Application||SYSGEN_TCHTEST||Adds the touch screen driver test application to your run-time image.
For more information, see Touch Screen Drivers.
|Device Manager||SYSGEN_DEVICE||Tracks all loaded device drivers and their interfaces, and issues notifications when device interfaces are added or removed.
The Device Manager registers special file names with the kernel that do the following tasks:
For more information, see Device Manager.
|Display Support||SYSGEN_DISPLAY||A display driver on the run-time image.
Windows CE supports several display drivers. When you set a BSP environment variable, it chooses the correct driver.
For more information, see Display Drivers.
|Internet Appliance (IABASE) Support||SYSGEN_IABASE||A functionality that adds support for the Internet Appliance design template.
For more information, see Internet Appliance Design Template.
|Fiber API||SYSGEN_FIBER||A set of APIs that makes it easier to port applications that were designed to schedule their own threads.
Fibers are units of execution that must be manually scheduled by the application.
Fibers run in the context of the threads that schedule them, and each thread can schedule multiple fibers.
For more information, see Fiber Reference.
|FormatMessage API||SYSGEN_FMTMSG||A Microsoft® Win32® API that can return a system error message string based on the value returned by GetLastError.|
|FormatMessage API - System Error Messages||SYSGEN_FMTRES||An API that contains the system error messages identified in Winerror.h and returned by FormatMessage.|
|Memory Mapped Files||SYSGEN_NKMAPFILE||A set of Win32–based file-mapping APIs, with which a data file can be mapped into memory and then referenced like a memory pointer.
The mapping APIs can also be used to allocate memory that can be shared between processes.
|Message Queue - Point-to-Point||SYSGEN_MSGQUEUE||A point-to-point message queue used to communicate between threads and processes. It is not based on the UI.
For more information, see Message Queue Point-to-Point Reference.
|Non UI based Notification||SYSGEN_MINNOTIFY||The non-UI based support for user notifications.|
|UI based Notification||SYSGEN_NOTIFY||The UI-based support for user notifications.|
|Notification LED Support||SYSGEN_NLED||The notification LED driver.
For more information, see Notification LED Drivers.
|Parallel Port Support||SYSGEN_PARALLEL||The parallel port driver.
For more information, see Parallel Port Drivers.
|PNP Notifications||SYSGEN_FSADVERTISE||A functionality of the AdvertiseInterface system. This functionality is automatically included if either Storage Manager or Device Manager is selected.|
|Power Management (Full)||SYSGEN_PM||A fully implemented Power Manager framework, including all APIs and features.
Power Manager applications and drivers can do the following tasks:
Drivers can intelligently self-manage power.
For more information, see Power Management.
|Power Management (Minimal)||SYSGEN_PMSTUBS||A minimal Power Management framework implementation.
All APIs are present but not fully functional.
Drivers and applications can suspend the system and register for notifications of change in battery level.
For more information, see Power Management.
|Serial Port Support||SYSGEN_SERDEV||A functionality that supports standard Windows-based desktop functions for serial communications.
These functions can be used to do the following tasks:
|USB Host Support||SYSGEN_USB||The core, shared components of the universal serial bus (USB) software stack. They are required for developing USB drivers on the run-time image.
For more information, see USB Host Controller Drivers.
|USB Human Input Device (HID) Class Driver||SYSGEN_USB_HID||A sample USB class driver that supports HID-compatible USB devices on a run-time image.
For more information, see HID Drivers.
|USB Printer Class Driver||SYSGEN_USB_PRINTER||A sample USB class driver that supports USB printer-class-compatible devices on a run-time image.
For more information, see USB Host Printer Client Driver .
|USB Remote NDIS Class Driver||SYSGEN_ETH_USB_HOST||A sample USB class driver that supports Remote NDIS-compatible Ethernet adapters.
For more information, see USB Host RNDIS Client Driver.
|USB Storage Class Driver||SYSGEN_USB_STORAGE||A sample USB class driver that supports USB Storage-class compatible devices.
For more information, see USB Host Mass Storage Client Driver.
The following table shows core OS services SYSGEN variables that are not exposed in the Catalog.
|SYSGEN_PM_PDA||A Power Manager framework customized for Windows Mobile-based devices.|
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