Tutorial: Creating a Catalog Item and Adding It to an OS Design (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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This tutorial shows you how to do the following:

  • Create a simple Catalog item for the Windows CE OS, using existing source code.

    In Platform Builder, a Catalog item is the smallest piece of functionality you can select and add to an OS design.

    To create a Catalog item, you must first write the code for technologies that constitute the item. Writing code for technologies is beyond the scope of this tutorial. This tutorial shows you how to create a simple Catalog item from existing source code that ships with Platform Builder.

  • Include the Catalog item in an OS design.

If you want to use this tutorial as a guide in creating a Catalog item based on code for a technology you have written, the tutorial assumes that you have already written the code and that you want to create a Catalog item based on that code.

This tutorial makes the following assumptions:

  • You are familiar with the following terms:
    • Catalog item: an item you can select from the Catalog
    • OS design: a selection of Catalog items that defines the characteristics of an OS and corresponds to a set of Sysgen variables
    • Configuration: a selection of Catalog items from an OS design, and a set of build options

    For more information, see Terminology.

  • You included support for the Emulator when you installed Platform Builder for Microsoft Windows CE 5.0.

To create a Catalog item and add it to an OS design, you complete the following steps:

See Also

Catalog Customization | Emulator

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