# Setting Up a Command-Line Build Shell (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/5/2010

To create and build the boot loader, you will need to set up a command-line build shell.

## To set up a command-line build shell

1. From the Windows taskbar, choose Start, Programs, Accessories, and then choose Command Prompt.

2. At the command prompt, type the following text string:

```set _WINCEROOT=<DRIVE:\>wince500
```

Wince500 is the name of the topmost directory for the Windows Embedded CE operating system (OS). For more information about the hierarchy of directories, see Run-Time Image and OS Directories.

3. Type the following text string:

```cd %_WINCEROOT%\public\common\oak\misc
```
4. Run the Wince.bat batch file.

This step configures all the command-line environment variables for a particular OS design. In this example, you are building for an ARM processor, ARMV4I, a CEBASE image, and a platform called MyPlatform. The following example shows the syntax for this particular configuration:

```Wince.bat ARMV4I CEBASE MyPlatform
```