Set-Top Box Design Template (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)

1/6/2010

You can use the Set-Top Box design template as a starting point for a set-top box device.

Set-top boxes are devices that connect to a television (TV) to display Internet and media content. Set-top boxes include TV-style navigation elements in Internet Explorer and multimedia elements, such as Microsoft DirectDraw, intended for accelerated media-tuned hardware.

With the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard in Platform Builder, you can select the Set-Top Box design template as a starting point for a set-top box device.

The Set-Top Box design template provides basic functionality for set-top boxes. The design template includes the Windows Embedded CE Standard Shell with a browser-based TV user interface (UI). By default, TV-style navigation functionality is enabled in the browser.

Additionally, this design template includes multimedia elements, such as Microsoft DirectDraw, intended for accelerated media-tuned hardware. Additionally, it includes support for authentication and cryptography services that enable e-commerce and pay-per-view capabilities.

After you have created an OS design, you can customize it to fit your needs. The Catalog items that you use to configure the OS design can vary. OS designs that you create by using this design template can include standard Windows Embedded CE–based applications.

For more information about how to create a set-top box, see Developing a Networked Media Device.

For information about how to make a set-top box OS design more secure, see the following topics:

The Set-Top Box design template is located in the Consumer Media Device category in the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard.

By default, when you use the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard to create an OS design based on the Set-Top Box design template, Platform Builder includes a specific set of Catalog items in the OS design.

After you finish with using the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard, you can add other Catalog items to your OS design. For more information, see Adding an Item from the Catalog.

Ee482601.collapse(en-US,WinEmbedded.60).gifIncluded Catalog Items

The following required Catalog items are included in the Set-Top Box OS design created by using the Windows Embedded CE OS Design Wizard.

Default Catalog items that are included in the design template do not appear in the wizard. Recommended Catalog items appear as selected in the wizard. You can remove these default recommendations by clearing the associated check boxes in the wizard, if it is necessary.

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The following table shows the Catalog items in the order that they appear in the Catalog Items View.

Applications and Services Development

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

.NET Compact Framework 2.0

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\.NET Compact Framework

SYSGEN_DOTNETV2

 

X

OS Dependencies for .NET Compact Framework 2.0

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\.NET Compact Framework

SYSGEN_DOTNETV2_SUPPORT

 

X

Active Template Library

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development

SYSGEN_ATL

X

 

C++ Runtime Support for Exception Handling and Runtime Type Information

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\C Libraries and Runtimes

SYSGEN_CPP_EH_AND_RTTI

X

 

Full C Runtime

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\C Libraries and Runtimes

SYSGEN_FULL_CRT

X

 

Standard I/O (STDIO)

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\C Libraries and Runtimes

SYSGEN_STDIO

X

 

Standard I/O ASCII (STDIOA)

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\C Libraries and Runtimes

SYSGEN_STDIOA

X

 

Standard String Functions - ASCII (corestra)

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\C Libraries and Runtimes

SYSGEN_CORESTRA

X

 

COM

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\Component Services (COM and DCOM)\Component Object Model

SYSGEN_OLE

X

 

String Safe Utility Functions

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development

SYSGEN_STRSAFE

X

 

XML Core Services and Document Object Model (DOM)

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\XML\MSXML 3.0

SYSGEN_MSXML_DOM

X

 

XML Query Languages (XQL)

Core OS\CEBASE\Applications and Services Development\XML\MSXML 3.0

SYSGEN_MSXML_XQL

 

X

Communication Services and Networking

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

NDIS User-mode I/O Protocol Driver

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_NDISUIO

 

X

Network Driver Architecture (NDIS)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_NDIS

X

 

Network Utilities (IpConfig, Ping, Route)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_NETUTILS

X

 

TCP/IP

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_TCPIP

X

 

IP Helper API

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_IPHLPAPI

X

 

Windows Networking API/Redirector (SMB/CIFS)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_REDIR

X

 

Winsock Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - General

SYSGEN_WINSOCK

X

 

Wired Local Area Network (802.3, 802.5)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - Local Area Network (LAN)

SYSGEN_ETHERNET

 

X

Dial-up Networking (RAS/PPP)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communications Services and Networking\Networking - Wide Area Network (WAN)

SYSGEN_PPP

X

 

AutoDial

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - Wide Area Network (WAN)

SYSGEN_AUTORAS

X

 

Telephony API (TAPI 2.0)

Core OS\CEBASE\Communication Services and Networking\Networking - Wide Area Network (WAN)

SYSGEN_TAPI

X

 

Core Server Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Communications Services and Networking\Servers

SYSGEN_SERVICES

X

 

SNTP Client with DST

Core OS\CEBASE\Communications Services and Networking\Servers\Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)

SYSGEN_TIMESVC_DST

 X

 

Core OS Services

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Toolhelp API

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Debugging Tools

SYSGEN_TOOLHELP

X

 

Device Manager

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_DEVICE

X

 

Display Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_DISPLAY

X

 

Internet Appliance (IABASE) Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_IABASE

X

 

Fiber API

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Kernel Functionality

SYSGEN_FIBER

X

 

FormatMessage API

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Kernel Functionality

SYSGEN_FMTMSG

X

 

Memory Mapped Files

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Kernel Functionality

SYSGEN_NKMAPFILE

X

 

Message Queue - Point-to-Point

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Kernel Functionality

SYSGEN_MSGQUEUE

X

 

Target Control Support (Shell.exe)

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Kernel Functionality

SYSGEN_SHELL

X

 

UI-based Notification

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Notification

SYSGEN_NOTIFY

X

 

Notification LED Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_NLED

X

 

Power Management (Full)

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\Power Management

SYSGEN_PM

X

 

Serial Port Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_SERDEV

X

 

UI Proxy for Kernel-Mode Drivers

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_UIPROXY

X

 

USB Host Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\USB Host Support

SYSGEN_USB

X

 

USB Printer Class Driver

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\USB Host Support

SYSGEN_USB_PRINTER

X

 

USB Storage Class Driver

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services\USB Host Support

SYSGEN_USB_STORAGE

X

 

Windows Embedded CE Driver Development Kit Support Library

Core OS\CEBASE\Core OS Services

SYSGEN_CEDDK

X

 

File Systems and Data Store

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Compression

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_NKCOMPR

X

 

CEDB Database Engine

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_FSDBASE

X

 

File Cache Manager

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_CACHEFILT

 

X

Storage Manager

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_STOREMGR

X

 

Release Directory File System

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_RELFSD

X

 

System Password

Core OS\CEBASE\File Systems and Data Store

SYSGEN_FSPASSWORD

X

 

Fonts

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Courier New (Subset 1_30)

Core OS\CEBASE\Fonts\Courier New

SYSGEN_FONTS_COUR_1_30

X

 

Tahoma (Subset 1_07)

Core OS\CEBASE\Fonts\Tahoma

SYSGEN_FONTS_TAHOMA_1_07

X

 

Wingding

Core OS\CEBASE\Fonts

SYSGEN_FONTS_WINGDING

X

 

Graphics and Multimedia Technologies

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Waveform Audio

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Audio

SYSGEN_AUDIO

X

 

DirectDraw

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics

SYSGEN_DDRAW

X

 

Gradient Fill Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics

SYSGEN_GRADFILL

X

 

Still Image Codec Support (Encode and Decode)

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging

SYSGEN_IMAGING

 

X

BMP Decoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Decoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_BMP_DECODE

 

X

GIF Decoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Decoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_GIF_DECODE

 

X

JPG Decoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Decoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_JPG_DECODE

 

X

PNG Decoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Decoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_PNG_DECODE

 

X

BMP Encoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Encoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_BMP_ENCODE

 

X

GIF Encoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Encoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_GIF_ENCODE

 

X

JPG Encoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Encoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_JPG_ENCODE

 

X

PNG Encoder

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Graphics\Imaging\Still Image Encoders

SYSGEN_IMAGING_PNG_ENCODE

 

X

MP3 Codec

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Audio Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_MP3

 

X

Wave/AIFF/au/snd File Parser

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Audio Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WAV

 

X

WMA Codec

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Audio Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMA

 

X

WMA Voice Codec

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Audio Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMA_VOICE

 

X

ACM Wrapper Filter

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\DirectShow

SYSGEN_DSHOW_ACMWRAP

 

X

DirectShow Core

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\DirectShow

SYSGEN_DSHOW

 

X

DirectShow Display

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\DirectShow

SYSGEN_DSHOW_DISPLAY

X

 

DMO Wrapper Filter

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\DirectShow

SYSGEN_DSHOW_DMO

 

X

MPEG-1 Parser/Splitter

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Media Formats

SYSGEN_DSHOW_MPEGSPLITTER

 

X

Streaming Media Playback

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media

SYSGEN_STREAMAV

 

X

DirectShow Video Renderer

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Video Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_VIDREND

 

X

WMV/MPEG-4 Video Codec

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Video Codecs and Renderers

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMV

 

X

Windows Media Player

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_CEPLAYER

 

X

Windows Media Player OCX

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMP

 

X

Windows Media Technologies

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT

 

X

ASX v1 and M3U File Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_ASXV1

 

X

ASX v2 File Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_ASXV2

 

X

ASX v3 File Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_ASXV3

 

X

NSC File Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_NSC

 

X

Windows Media Multicast and Multi-Bit Rate

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_MULTI

 

X

Windows Media Streaming from Local Storage

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_LOCAL

 

X

Windows Media Streaming over HTTP

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_HTTP

 

X

Windows Media Streaming over MMS

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media\Windows Media Player

SYSGEN_DSHOW_WMT_MMS

 

X

WMA and MP3 Local Playback

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media

SYSGEN_LOCALAUDIO

 

X

WMA and MP3 Streaming

Core OS\CEBASE\Graphics and Multimedia Technologies\Media

SYSGEN_STREAMAUDIO

 

X

International

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Input Method Manager (IMM)

Core OS\CEBASE\International

SYSGEN_IMM

X

 

National Language Support (NLS)

Core OS\CEBASE\International\Locale Services

SYSGEN_CORELOC

X

 

Internet Client Services

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Internet Explorer 6 Sample Browser

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Browser Application

SYSGEN_IESAMPLE

X

 

TV-Style Navigation Components

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Browser Application

SYSGEN_TVLENS_ALL

 

X

Internet Explorer Browser Control Host

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_SHDOCVW

X

 

Internet Explorer HTML/DHTML API

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_MSHTML

X

 

Internet Explorer Multiple-Language Base API

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_MLANG

X

 

Internet Explorer TV-Style Navigation

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_TVLENS

 

X

Customizable Font Range

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_TVLENS_LARGEFONT

 

X

Directional Tabbing

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_TVLENS_DTA

 

X

Disable Vertical Scroll Bar and Events

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_TVLENS_NOVSCRL

 

X

Fixed-Width Layout

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_TVLENS_FWL

 

X

URL Moniker Services

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_URLMON

X

 

Windows Internet Services

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services\Internet Explorer 6.0 for Windows Embedded CE Components

SYSGEN_WININET

X

 

Internet Options Control Panel

Core OS\CEBASE\Internet Client Services

SYSGEN_INETCPL

X

 

Security

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Authentication Services (SSPI)

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_AUTH

X

  

NTLM

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_AUTH_NTLM

X

 

Schannel (SSL/TLS)

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_AUTH_SCHANNEL

X

 

Credential Manager

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_CREDMAN

X

 

Cryptography Services (CryptoAPI 1.0) with High Encryption Provider

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_CRYPTO

X

 

Certificates (CryptoAPI 2.0)

Core OS\CEBASE\Security

SYSGEN_CERTS

X

 

Shell and User Interface

Catalog item Catalog item location Sysgen variable Included by default Recommended

Minimal GDI Configuration

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Graphics, Windowing and Events

SYSGEN_MINGDI

X

 

Minimal GWES Configuration

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Graphics, Windowing and Events

SYSGEN_MINGWES

X

 

Minimal Input Configuration

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Graphics, Windowing and Events

SYSGEN_MININPUT

X

 

Minimal Window Manager Configuration

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Graphics, Windowing and Events

SYSGEN_MINWMGR

X

 

Command Processor

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Shell\Command Shell

SYSGEN_CMD

X

 

Console Window

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Shell\Command Shell

SYSGEN_CONSOLE

X

 

Standard Shell

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\Shell

SYSGEN_STANDARDSHELL

X

 

Common Control

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface\Common Controls

SYSGEN_COMMCTRL

X

 

Common Dialog Support

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface

SYSGEN_COMMDLG

X

 

Control Panel Applets

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface

SYSGEN_CTLPNL

X

 

Mouse

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface

SYSGEN_CURSOR

X

 

Network User Interface

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface

SYSGEN_CONNMC

X

 

Touch Screen (Stylus)

Core OS\CEBASE\Shell and User Interface\User Interface

SYSGEN_TOUCH

X

 

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