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Platform Development How-to Topics

Windows CE .NET

The following topics explain how to develop and work with specific operating system (OS) features that are included in or you can include in a Windows CE .NET–based platform.

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How to Add an Application to the Catalog
Explains how to add an application to the Catalog so that, in the IDE, you can easily add the application to other platforms.
How to Add a Device Driver to the Catalog
Explains how to add a device driver that you have built to the Catalog so that, in the IDE, you can easily add the device driver to other platforms.
How to Add a Media File to an Operating System
Explains how to include a media file in your platform.
How to Add Power Management to an OS Image
Provides an overview of how to add power management to an operating system (OS) image.
How to Build a Multilingual Platform Using MUI
Describes how to create a Windows CE–based platform that supports multiple languages using the Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
How to Check the Dependencies of a Feature
Describes how to determine upon which components an OS feature is dependent.
How to Configure a FAT File System
Explains steps about how to include transaction safety by enabling TFAT and other FATFS customization options.
How to Configure the Registry to Run an Application at Startup
Describes how to configure the registry for a Windows CE-based platform so that when it is downloaded to a target device, an application will automatically run at startup.
How to Connect to a Device for Debugging
Explains how to debug a Windows CE–based platform on a target device using the debugging tools available in Platform Builder.
How to Create an Image with Multiple XIP Regions
Describes how to enable multiple execute in place (XIP) regions in a single run-time image, creating discrete, upgradeable units in the ROM.
How to Create an SDK for a Custom Platform
Describes how to create for distribution a software development kit (SDK) for your custom Windows CE–based platform.
How to Create a Windows CE .NET-based Platform
Describes how to bring up a Windows CE–based platform on a unique target device.
How to Customize the Appearance of Common Controls
Describes how to copy and modify the public source code that controls the graphical presentation of common controls using the Platform Builder IDE.
How to Customize the Shell
Describes the steps required to modify the appearance and functionality of the Windows CE user interface (UI).
How to Develop a File System Filter
Includes steps about how to create and customize a file system filter for a platform.
How to Duplicate a Public Directory as a Platform Directory
Details how to duplicate a portion of the Public tree in your target platform directory, which gives you the ability to modify the source code and leave the original dependency tree unchanged.
How to Edit .cec Files Using a Text Editor
Explains how to use a text editor to create a Catalog Feature (.cec) file for a feature and then add it to the Platform Builder Catalog.
How to Implement BinFS
Includes steps about how to develop and customize a boot loader to support BinFS.
How to Implement ClearType
Provides the steps necessary to implement Microsoft® ClearType® on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based platform or application.
How to Implement a Control Panel Application
Shows how to create a dynamically linked library (DLL) that interacts with the Control Panel infrastructure to expose an application in the Control Panel.
How to Implement Screen Rotation
Provides the steps necessary to rotate the screen on a Windows CE .NET 4.2-based platform.
How to Support Multiple Screens on a Device
Describes how to configure a Windows CE–based platform to use multiple identical display adapters, so you can create a single continuous desktop spanning all the displays on your device.
How to Use Platform Builder to Connect to Multiple Devices
Describes how you can connect to multiple Windows CE–based devices from a single development workstation.
How to Use Remote Call Profiler to Find Performance Problems
Describes how to use the Remote Call Profiler tool to profile an application and then display the collected data.
How to Use Remote Performance Monitor to Observe Performance
Describes how to use the Remote Performance Monitor tool to display statistics that show the performance of a target device.
How to Use the Command Line to Create, Customize, and Build a Platform
Describes how to use command-line tools provided with Platform Builder to create, customize, and build a run-time image that you can download to a target device.
How to Use the IDE to Create, Customize, and Build a Platform
Describes how to use the Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE) to create, customize, and build a platform that you can download to a target device.

Related Sections

How-to Topics
Offers links to topics that walk you through step-by-step procedures for accomplishing major embedded development tasks.
Finding Information in Help
Explains the structure of Windows CE .NET Help and details search tactics to help you locate the information you need to complete your embedded development goals.
Platform Builder Tutorials
Introduces the Platform Builder IDE and demonstrates how you can create customized embedded platforms.

 Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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