Platform Builder User's Guide (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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Microsoft® Platform Builder for Windows CE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building customized embedded operating system (OS) designs based on the Microsoft Windows® CE OS.

Platform Builder comes with all development tools necessary for you to design, create, build, test, and debug a Windows CE–based OS design.

The IDE provides a single integrated workspace where you can work on both OS designs and projects.

In This Section

Catalog Overview
Provides information about the Catalog and tasks you can perform to modify the Catalog.
Platform Builder IDE
Describes elements of the IDE, including the user interface and tools you can use to work with workspaces and projects.
Platform Builder Directory Structure
Explains the layout and contents of the run-time image and OS directories, which might vary depending on choices you make when you install Platform Builder.
Context-Sensitive Help
Provides assistance with elements of the user interface, such as wizards, dialog boxes, tabs, and windows.
Error Messages
Provides information about error messages that you might encounter when working with Platform Builder.
Compilers for Microprocessors
Provides information about supported microprocessors included with Platform Builder.

Related Sections

Welcome to Windows CE 5.0
Provides introductory information about Windows CE 5.0 and Platform Builder, including tutorials and support information.
Migrating from an Earlier Version of Windows CE
Provides information about how to migrate existing workspaces to Windows CE 5.0.
Developing an Operating System
Describes how to use Platform Builder to create and customize an OS design that you can use to build a run-time image for download to a target device. Information about creating software development kits is also included.

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