Creating an OS Design with the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


With the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 integrated development environment (IDE), you can use the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard to create a basic OS design.

Notice that the CE 6.0 IDE is the Visual Studio development environment, customized for Platform Builder.

The wizard offers a variety of design templates that implement a wide selection of Catalog items. A unique name is required to identify the OS design and the location of the files associated with it.

After you create an OS design, you can add and remove Catalog items and user-created functionality to your OS design.

After you build a run-time image, you can download it to your target device for debugging.

  1. Start Platform Builder for Windows Embedded CE 6.0.

  2. From the File menu, choose New and then Project…

    The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project types pane, select Platform Builder for CE 6.0, and then choose the OS Design template from the displayed choices.

  4. In the Name field, type a name for your OS design, and then choose OK.

    Your OS design name cannot contain spaces.

    Optionally, you can choose a different location for the new OS design by typing the desired path in the Location field, or using the Browse… button to select a different directory. The path cannot be longer than 32 characters and cannot contain spaces.

    If there is an active Visual Studio solution, you can choose to add the OS design to the solution as an additional Visual Studio project, or as a new solution.

  5. The Windows Embedded CE 6.0 OS Design Wizard appears.

    To continue, choose Next.

  6. Select one or more Available BSPs and choose Next.

    For a list and description of BSPs, see Supported Board Support Packages.

    The list includes all BSPs for CPUs that were selected when the software was installed. The list of supported CPUs is defined in the Catalog item (.pbcxml) file for each BSP.

  7. From the Design Template list, select a design template and choose Next.

    For a list and description of design templates, see Design Template Selection.

  8. If there are design template variants available, select the variant that you want to use, and then choose Next.

  9. If a limited selection of Catalog items is presented, select the items you want to include in your OS design and choose Next.

    - or -

    If you want to accept all default options that appear, choose Finish.

  10. If notifications associated with the Catalog items in your OS design appear, review the notifications and choose Acknowledge.

    After you have created an OS design, you can review special notifications at any point from the Catalog Items View window by selecting the icon for your OS design and then, from the context menu, selecting Notifications for Items in OS Design.

  11. On the final page of the wizard, to create the new OS design, choose Finish.

Platform Builder creates the OS design from the design template and Catalog items you selected, and displays it in the Solution Explorer window.

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