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  • Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3
Windows Mobile Not SupportedWindows Embedded CE Supported
8/28/2008

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 provides a variety of ways for you to find information about programming tasks, operating system design, available drivers, and other aspects of Windows Embedded CE development. In Windows Embedded CE, you will also find links to information about context-sensitive Help, product support, Help updates, community resources, and training.

Product documentation is available from the Document Explorer Help browser in Microsoft Platform Builder. From the Help browser, you can locate specific topics and learn about additional forms of assistance.

To open the Document Explorer Help browser
  1. In Platform Builder, from the Help menu, choose one of these commands to open Document Explorer:

    • How Do I
    • Search
    • Contents
    • Index
    • Help Favorites
  2. For information about using Document Explorer, choose Help on Help from the Help menu in Document Explorer.

The following table shows the Help features in Windows Embedded CE and how to locate them.

Feature Description To locate

Accessibility

Provides information about how to set up your Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE) to accommodate people with special needs, such as those with impaired vision.

In product Help, see Accessibility in the IDE.

Contents

Lists all topics currently available for viewing in Help, organized by development tasks and Windows Embedded CE features.

Contents in Help corresponds to a table of contents in a printed publication.

In Platform Builder or Document Explorer, choose Contents from the Help menu.

For more information, choose Help on Help from the Help menu in Document Explorer.

Context-sensitive Help

Opens Help for dialog boxes and windows, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Test Kit (CETK) (CETK) tests, and Catalog items.

  • In a Platform Builder dialog box or window, press the F1 key or choose the Help button.
    To see a list of Help topics for dialog boxes and windows, see Context-Sensitive Help (Visual Studio).
  • In the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Test Kit (CETK) window, right-click on a CETK test in the tree view control, and then choose Test Information.
  • In the Platform Builder Catalog, choose a Catalog item, and then press the F1 key.

Help Favorites

Saves a list of links to Help topics you have identified for subsequent viewing.

Choose Help on Help from the Help menu in Document Explorer.

Help Filters

Reduces the list of individual topics displayed in Contents, keywords shown in the Index, and topics queried during a full-text search.

In the product Help, see Help Filters.

Help Updates

Provides updates to Windows Embedded CE Help for downloading or for viewing in the MSDN Library.

In the product Help, see Online Community Resources for Windows Embedded CE.

Index

Uses a keyword to find indexed topics in Help associated with that word.

In Windows CE 5.0, the Index primarily includes keywords for programming elements.

In Platform Builder or Document Explorer, choose Index from the Help menu.

For more information, choose Help on Help from the Help menu in Document Explorer.

Online resources

Describes Windows Embedded CE newsgroups, the Microsoft online community, Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) documents about Windows Embedded CE, the MSDN® online library, and newsgroup resources.

In the product Help, see Online Community Resources for Windows Embedded CE.

Product Help

Provides a collection of Help topics that provide information about embedded development tasks.

In Platform Builder, choose Contents, Search, Index, How Do I, or Help Favorites from the Help menu.

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In Document Explorer, choose Contents, Index, Search, or How Do I from the Help menu.

Product support

Provides links to technical support resources available online and by telephone.

In product Help, see Product Support.

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See this Microsoft Web site.

Search

Uses text strings to search all Help topics or a filtered subset of topics.

In Platform Builder or Document Explorer, choose Search from the Help menu.

For more information, choose Help on Help from the Help menu in Document Explorer.

Start page

Provides links to Help topics and online resources.

In Platform Builder, choose the Start Page tab.

Terminology

Provides definitions for terms that have changed or are widely used in Windows Embedded CE.

In the product Help, see Terminology in Windows Embedded CE.

Tutorials

Provides step-by-step lessons about how to use Platform Builder. Some tutorials are available in Help and others are available online.

In the product Help, see How-to Topics. Online, see this Microsoft Web site.

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