Customizing an OS Design (Windows CE 5.0)
After you create the OS design, you can customize it by adding Catalog items such as applications and device drivers to the design. To determine which Catalog items are included in your OS design, see Determining Which Catalog Items Are Included in an OS Design. For information about adding a Catalog item, see Adding an Item from the Catalog.
You can also customize the OS by changing the registry settings. Use caution when changing registry settings. For information about registry settings for a specific Catalog item, see the documentation for that Catalog item.
You can change the device registry settings in the following ways:
- Modify the Project.reg file before building and downloading the run-time image.
- After you download the run-time image to the CEPC and then connect the CEPC to a device, use the Remote Registry Editor. By using the Remote Registry Editor to change the image registry, you do not persist the changes to the registry files in Platform Builder. The next time you download the image, you must configure the registry again. For information about how to use the Remote Registry Editor, see Remote Registry Editor.
The following list shows suggestions for customizing all OS designs:
- Add the necessary device drivers to match your Catalog items and hardware.
- Create a custom application and add it to your OS design.
For more information, see How to Develop an Application for a CEPC
- Add a program or project you have developed to your new OS design.
For more information, see Adding an Existing Project to an OS Design
- Customize the user interface (shell). Modify the user experience and interface controls required by your OS design.
- Include additional networking and communications Catalog items to the OS design.
For more information, see Additional Networking and Communications Catalog Items
The following table shows additional suggestions for specific design templates.
|Design Template used||Suggestions for customizing|
|Digital Media Receiver||
|Enterprise Web Pad||
For more information about customizing an OS design, see Creating an OS Design with the New Platform Wizard.
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