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Catalog Editor

Other versions of this page are also available for the following:
Windows Mobile Not SupportedWindows Embedded CE Supported
8/27/2008

You can use the Catalog Editor to view and edit Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Catalog item (.pbcxml) files, which are XML-based files that contain metadata about the associated Catalog item.

You can also use the Catalog Editor to convert existing Windows CE 5.0 Catalog item (.cec) files to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Catalog item files. For more information, see Migrating a Catalog Item.

For information about the metadata that is contained in a .pbcxml file, see Catalog Files.

In Windows Explorer, when you choose to open a .pbcxml file, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 opens the Catalog Editor. The graphical user interface is much like that of other Visual Studio editors and components.

The Catalog Editor toolbar displays the following icons.

Refresh

Refreshes the Catalog Editor display.

Show All Catalog Files

If this UI element is enabled, the Catalog Editor displays all nodes in the Catalog as the global WINCEROOT defines them. All other nodes are displayed as read-only.

If this UI element is disabled, the Catalog Editor displays only the nodes that are defined in the current .pbcxml file.

Add

Adds a selected item type to the Catalog item file. You can choose to add an instance of the following items.

Validate

Validates the metadata that is contained in the Catalog item file. You can define the scope of the validation process by choosing one of the following.

  • Current File
  • Opened Files
  • All Catalog Files

Any errors or warnings that are returned are displayed in the Error List window.

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