Building a Run-Time Image for a Windows Network Projector (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/5/2010

This topic describes how to create a Windows Embedded CE image for a Windows Network Projector.

To build a Windows Network Projector run-time image
  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. On the File menu, choose New, and then choose Project.

  3. In the New Project dialog box, under Project types, select Platform Builder.

  4. Enter the project name in the Name text box and choose OK. The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 OS Design Wizard appears.

  5. Choose Next.

  6. Choose the hardware BSP you want to build an image for, and choose Next. For this example, choose CEPC:x86

  7. Choose the Thin Client design template and choose Next.

  8. Choose the Windows Network Projector design template variant and choose Next.

  9. Choose any additional technologies that you want to add to your run-time image from the wizard's Applications & Media options, and then choose Next. For the Windows Network Projector default design template, do not select any additional options and just choose Next.

  10. Choose Wireless Local Area Network (802.11) and any additional Networking & Communications features that you want to add to your run-time image, and then choose Next. For the Network Projector default wired LAN design template, just choose Next.

  11. Choose Finish.

  12. The configured project will be created and opened within Visual Studio 2005. To add or remove items to or from the OS design, choose the Catalog Items View tab and change the project as needed.

  13. Choose whether you want to build a debug or retail run-time image. For more information, see Levels of Debugging Support.

  14. On the Build menu, choose Build Solution to build a run-time image.

As soon as you have built a run-time image for your OS design, you can load it onto your target device.

To Install your image on your development hardware, such as a CEPC
  1. Connect your CEPC and development workstation through a private IP network.

  2. Create a CEPC boot disk. For more information, see Creating a Boot Floppy Disk for an x86 SDB.

  3. On the development workstation, start Visual Studio 2005.

  4. On the File menu, choose the Network Projector OS design project, or choose the NK.bin network projector run-time image file that you created.

  5. From the Target menu, choose Connectivity Options. For information about how to configure settings for this connection, see Configuring a Connection for Downloading and Debugging.

  6. Choose the Settings button that is next to the Download list.

  7. Boot the CEPC by using the boot disk that you created earlier.

  8. When the CEPC appears in the Connectivity window, select the CEPC and save the settings.

  9. On the Target menu, choose Attach Device to download the Network Projector image the CEPC.

  10. When the CEPC is finished booting, you will see the Network Projector splash screen on the display that is connected to the CEPC. The URL listed on the splash screen should be the same IP address listed for the CEPC in the Connections Settings window.

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