How to Develop an Application for a CEPC (Windows CE 5.0)
With Platform Builder, you can develop custom applications and include them in your run-time image. Typically, you add an application to a run-time image toward the end of the platform development process. The features, modules, and components in your run-time image determine the application programming interfaces (APIs) that you can use in your application.
In order to present a fully functional end-to-end process, the following steps show you how to develop a Hello World application for a CEPC. You can apply the steps, however, to all hardware platforms and applications.
Hardware and Software Assumptions
- You have set up a CEPC. For more information, see How to Set Up a CEPC.
- You are familiar with configuring and building run-time images.
For more information, see How to Configure and Build a Run-Time Image for a CEPC.
- You are familiar with configuring a CEPC to download a run-time image.
For more information, see How to Configure and Download a Run-Time Image to a CEPC.
To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.
|1. Create an OS design.
||Creating an OS Design|
|2. Build your run-time image to generate the header files and dynamic-link libraries (DLLs).||Building a Run-Time Image|
|3. Develop an application using APIs that your run-time image supports.
For information about the APIs that your run-time image supports, see Windows CE Features and view the documentation for the features in your run-time image.
|Configuring a Hello World Application|
|4. Build the application.
MyProject.exe is the name you assigned to the application project.
|5. Build the run-time image.
||Building a Run-Time Image|
|6. Download the run-time image.||Downloading a Run-Time Image|
|7. Run the application on the CEPC.
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