Debugging and Diagnostics (Compact 2013)


Windows Embedded Compact 2013 provides tools for testing and debugging a Windows Embedded Compact powered device. Most tools for debugging and testing reside on your computer, so you must first connect your computer to the device.


Describes the CeDebugX extension to the Platform Builder debugger, which presents detailed information about the state of the system at break time and attempts to diagnose crashes, hangs, and deadlocks.

Core Connectivity Reference

Describes the basic components required for connectivity between a desktop and a Windows Embedded Compact powered device.

Debugger Extension Functions

Describes the functions exposed by the WDbgExts_CE.h header file that you can use in debugger extension commands.

Error Reporting

Describes a set of technologies that captures key information about the state of the machine at the time of a program crash and allows users to report the collected information to OEMs and Microsoft.

Target Control Debugging

Describes commands that you can use to transfer files to a target device and to debug applications and to load and manage debugger DLLs.

Kernel Profiler

Describes how to enable the kernel profiler, which provides information regarding the performance of your device.

Remote Tools Server COM API Reference

Describes a COM-based API that is an abstraction layer over the Core Connectivity Native API that is used by the Remote Tools Framework.

Attach to the Application Debugger

Describes how to attach to the application debugger for both managed and native applications.

Debug Applications Using a Device Without KITL

Describes how to attach to a device without KITL to debug applications.