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Configuring an SDK (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0

With the SDK Wizard you can configure the minimum settings that are required to build the SDK. For information about building the SDK if you have already configured it, see Building an SDK. For information about modifying the settings for an SDK, see SDK Development.

Before configuring an SDK, you must use Platform Builder to create or open an operating system (OS) design. You must also build a run-time image. For information about creating an OS design, see How to Use the IDE to Create, Customize, and Build a Run-Time Image. For information about building a run-time image, see Building a Run-Time Image.

To create an SDK

  1. To create a new SDK, from the Platform menu, choose SDK and then choose New SDK.
  2. If a warning dialog box appears, stating that SDK settings exist for the OS design, choose from the following:
    • To delete the existing SDK settings and create a new SDK, choose Yes.
    • To leave the existing SDK settings in place and close the SDK Wizard, choose No.
  3. Choose Next.
  4. On the Product Properties page, perform the following steps:
    1. In the Product name that is displayed when .msi file runs box, type a name for the SDK.

      After the SDK is installed on the development workstation for the application developer, the name of the SDK appears in the Add/Remove Programs dialog box of Control Panel.

    2. In the Manufacturer name box, type the name of your company.
    3. In the Locale language box, choose a language for the SDK.
    4. In the Product version area, for each subsequent version of the SDK, increment the value in the Build box.

      An SDK has an associated version so that the installer can compare different installations of the SDK. In the Major box and the Minor box, The SDK Wizard provides a default value that matches the version of the Windows CE OS.

      For more information about settings in the SDK Wizard, see SDK Installation and Product Properties.

  5. Choose Next.
  6. On the Development Languages page, choose a development language for your SDK.

    If you select the .NET Compact Framework check box, verify that the OS design includes support for the .NET Compact Framework.

    Without support for the .NET Compact Framework in the OS design, you cannot use the SDK with the Smart Device Extensions (SDE) for Microsoft Visual Studio. For more information, see .NET Compact Framework.

  7. Choose Next.
  8. On the Completing the SDK Wizard page, choose from the following:
    • To close the SDK Wizard and save the SDK settings, choose Finish.
    • To close the SDK Wizard and build the SDK without further configuring it, select Close this wizard and then build your SDK; then, if a Warning dialog box appears, read the warning and choose OK.
    • To further configure the SDK prior to building it, choose Close this wizard and continue configuring your SDK.

    You can further configure the SDK from the Platform menu by choosing SDK and then Configure SDK; then, from the Platform menu, build the SDK by choosing SDK and then Build SDK.

See Also

SDK Development | How to Create an SDK for an OS Design | Development Language Selection for an SDK | Building an SDK | How to Create a Windows CE OS Design

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