Author Components and Customize Shells
You can customize your run-time image by creating components for your applications and device drivers and by using or customizing a shell. Custom components include only the functionality, resources, and dependencies that you need, and they allow for a smaller, tighter, and more reliable run-time image. Custom shells give you the ability to finely tune the end-user experience.
In This Section
- Application and Device Driver Components
- Describes how to create and manage custom components.
- File Conversion with EConvert
- Describes how to use the EConvert tool to create a component definition (.sld file) from an .inf or .pmq file.
- Shell Customization
- Describes how to customize the shells provided by Microsoft, how to create custom shells, and how to define the way system messages, balloon pop-ups, and Plug and Play are handled on your run-time image.
- Remote Debugging
- Describes how to configure your run-time image to support remote debugging.
- Using Macro Components
- Describes how to create and use special components called macro components to bundle other components together.
- Development Process
- Describes the order and phases in the overall run-time image development process.
- Benefits of Componentization
- Describes the benefits of componentization in footprint reduction, performance, reliability, customization, licensing, and security.
- Describes the individual units of functionality that make up a run-time image.
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