Tiny Kernel Features

Windows CE .NET

When you create a Tiny Kernel configuration using the New Platform Wizard, the fewest possible features are included by default. Additional components can be added, depending on your requirements, by choosing them from the Platform Builder catalog and manually adding them into the Tiny Kernel image.

Features can be anchored or unanchored. The following list shows the description of each:

  • Anchored features are either added by using the New Platform Wizard or added manually from the catalog.
  • Unanchored features are either required and are not shown in the wizard but always included in a gateway, or are required to support the anchored features. You cannot remove the unanchored features that are included.

For more information about anchored and unanchored features, see Platform Modification.

In addition to the features that you add to your platform, some features are added during the build cycle due to dependencies being added. The following list shows the location of files that contain a list of Sysgen variables for all features in the image after the build cycle is complete:

  • For a display-based device, see %_WINCEROOT%\Public\<Platform Name>\_iabasefeatures.txt
  • For a headless device, see %_WINCEROOT%\Public\<Platform Name>\_hlbasefeatures.txt
Note   Because one Sysgen variable may be set by another Sysgen variable, not all of the Sysgen variables in these files directly correspond to a feature in the catalog.

If you build from a command line, for information about how to view a list of sysgen variables, see Build Demo Tool.

Included Features

The following table shows the required component included in the Tiny Kernel configuration created by using the New Platform Wizard. This feature does not appear in the New Platform Wizard.

Catalog Sysgen variable Tiny Kernel
Debug Shell SYSGEN_SHELL X

See Also

Configuration Selection | Catalog Features | Tiny Kernel Configuration | Additional Networking and Communications Features | OS Configurations How-to Topics


Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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