Application Compatibility

To ensure that your Windows Embedded run-time image is fully compatible with a custom or third-party application, you must ensure that the run-time image contains all of the components required by the application.

One way to do this is to determine the requirements of the application, locate the components that meet those requirements, and include those components in your run-time image. To assist in this process, comprehensive component Help is provided for each component in the component database.

Another way to do this is to include in your run-time image a macro component that includes all of the components typically needed for certain functionality. To assist in this process, several compatibility macro components are included in the component database.

In This Section

Using Component Help to Ensure Application Compatibility
Describes how to use component Help to locate the components that are required by an application, and add them to your run-time image configuration.
Using Macro Components to Ensure Application Compatibility
Describes the macro components that are designed to make a run-time image compatible with Win32 applications, and how to add and customize these macro components.

Related Sections

Design a Run-Time Image
Describes the design phase of the development process. During this phase you can choose the components and resources required for your run-time image.

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