Windows Application Compatibility

The Windows Application Compatibility component is a macro component that bundles the components of the Windows API, including the Advanced, GDI, and kernel-mode and user-mode components.

Add the Windows Application Compatibility component to your configuration to help with testing and troubleshooting issues in your configuration that are related to application compatibility. You can use this macro component to find missing dependencies in your run-time image. After the component is added to your configuration and your application works, you can exclude unnecessary components from the configuration to reduce the footprint of your run-time image.


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This component can be configured by using Target Designer to exclude specified components from the bundle while you test and troubleshoot. Because this component includes a broad range of Windows applications, its footprint is sizeable. To reduce the footprint of your run-time image, in Target Designer, on the Components tab, clear the check boxes for all Windows components that are not required in your configuration.

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