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Utilities

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Windows Mobile Not SupportedWindows Embedded CE Supported
8/28/2008

In addition to the tools that make up the build system, Platform Builder includes a set of utilities that you can use for a variety of purposes.

The following table shows the utilities and their functions.

Tool Description

BinCompress Tool (BinCompress.exe)

Compresses or decompresses .bin run-time images for use with the x86 basic input/output system (BIOS) boot loader (BIOSloader).

CAB Wizard (Cabwiz.exe)

Creates cabinet (.cab) files to facilitate installation of drivers or applications on a target device.

CeBackup Tool (Cebackup.exe)

Creates backup copies of Windows Embedded CE–based libraries.

Createmui Tool (Createmui.bat)

Creates resource files for the Multilingual User Interface.

Cvrtbin Tool (Cvrtbin.exe)

Converts read-only memory (ROM) files from binary (.bin) format to SRE or NBX (.nb0) format.

DUMPBIN Tool

Displays information about 32-bit Common Object File Format (COFF) object files and their libraries, executable (.exe), and dynamic-link library (.dll) files.

Guidgen Tool (Guidgen.exe)

Creates a globally unique identifier (GUID).

Keyboard Layout Generator Tool(Kbdgen.exe)

Produces Windows Embedded CE Input Language and Device Layout source files from a Windows XP keyboard layout dynamic-link library (.dll) file.

Readlog Tool (Readlog.exe)

Converts CeLog (.clg) files into text (.txt) format.

Viewbin Tool (Viewbin.exe)

Displays information about the contents of a run-time image.

The following table shows the Windows Embedded CE utilities and their functions.

Tool Description

BinMod Tool (BinMod.exe)

Extracts files from a run-time image, and replaces files in a run-time image.

CECImport Tool

Converts Windows CE 5.0 Catalog item (.cec) files to Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Catalog item (.pbcxml) files from the command-line.

For information about the recommended method of performing this conversion in the IDE, see Catalog Editor.

Load CEPC Tool (Loadcepc.exe)

Loads a run-time image onto an x86-based target device; such as a Windows Embedded CE PC-based hardware platform (CEPC).

C/C++ Code Analysis

Static analysis tool that identifies defects in C/C++ programs.

Wceload Tool (Visual Studio)

Installs a cabinet (.cab) file on a target device.

Tool Description

Makecab Tool (Makecab.exe)

This documentation is still under development. For the most up-to-date information, see the SDK documentation for Windows Mobile Version 5.0.

RapiConfig Tool (Rapiconfig.exe)

This documentation is still under development. For the most up-to-date information, see the SDK documentation for Windows Mobile Version 5.0.

CabSignTool.exe

Signs a .cab file and related .exe and .dll files with specified certificates to help you prepare an application for distribution.

Default Location: <SYSTEM DRIVE:>\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Tools\Security\CabSignTool

Wceload Tool

Installs a cabinet (.cab) file on a target device.

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