Platform Builder Menu Migration (Windows CE 5.0)
In Microsoft Windows CE 5.0, the menu options related to builds have changed significantly. This provides more exposure of the build options available to the user in the Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE). The functionality available in the IDE also more closely mirrors the functionality available in a command-line prompt build window.
The functionality available on the Build menu in previous versions is now found in the Build Project and Build OS menus in Windows CE 5.0.
On each menu, you can select from several flags to configure the build. Then you can choose one of two primary menu options to run the build itself. This additional flexibility provides a finer degree of control over the functionality available in the IDE for buildiing run-time images.
When you configure and run a build from the Build OS menu, the entire workspace undergoes a build, including user-created projects associated with the OS design. Also, all builds now include %_WINCEROOT%\Public and %_WINCEROOT%\Private by default. This is equivalent to the Enable Deptree Build functionality, which has been removed in Windows CE 5.0.
When you configure and run a build from the Build Project menu, the currently selected project on the FileView tab is built. However, if you choose Build All Projects, all user-created projects are built.
The following table shows a summary of the Windows CE 5.0 Build OS menu option equivalents compared to the Windows CE .NET Build menu options.
|Windows CE .NET Build menu||Windows CE 5.0 Build OS menu|
|Generate Platform Headers||Sysgen with no flags selected|
|Regenerate Platform Headers||Sysgen with Clean Before Building selected|
|Build Platform||Sysgen with the following flags selected:
|Build Platform with Enable Deptree Build selected||Build and Sysgen with the following flags selected:
|Rebuild Platform||Sysgen with the following flags selected:
|Rebuild Platform with Enable Deptree Build selected||Build and Sysgen with the following flags selected:
|Make Image||Make Run-Time Image|
|Clean||Select Clean Before Building and then configure and run a build.|
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