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Platform Builder Menu Migration (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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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.

For information about the available options, see Build OS Menu Options and Build Project Menu Options.

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.

For information about the command-line equivalents of the Build OS and Build Project menu options in the IDE, see Advanced Build OS Menu Options and Advanced Build Project Menu Options.

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 menuWindows CE 5.0 Build OS menu
Generate Platform HeadersSysgen with no flags selected
Regenerate Platform HeadersSysgen with Clean Before Building selected
Build PlatformSysgen with the following flags selected:
  • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build on
  • Make Run-Time Image After Build on
Build Platform with Enable Deptree Build selectedBuild and Sysgen with the following flags selected:
  • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build
  • Make Run-Time Image After Build
Rebuild PlatformSysgen with the following flags selected:
  • Clean Before Building
  • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build
  • Make Run-Time Image After Build
Rebuild Platform with Enable Deptree Build selectedBuild and Sysgen with the following flags selected:
  • Clean Before Building
  • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build
  • Make Run-Time Image After Build
Make ImageMake Run-Time Image
CleanSelect Clean Before Building and then configure and run a build.

See Also

Menu Descriptions | Platform Builder User Interface Migration Issues


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