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Getting Started

Windows CE .NET

To develop a platform based on the Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET operating system (OS), you must complete the following major tasks:

  • Create a boot loader and board support package (BSP) for your specific target device.
  • Build an OS image using your custom BSP, download it to your target device, and debug the platform.
  • Create a platform using a Windows CE configuration with a standard development board (SDB), which is also called a hardware development platform.
  • Customize the platform with additional projects and Catalog features.
  • Build the OS image, download it to your SDB, and debug the platform using the debugging tools found in the Microsoft Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE).
  • When the platform is complete, export a software development kit (SDK) for your platform application developers.

The following image map shows the sequence of large-scale tasks in the process of developing a Windows CE–based platform with Platform Builder. To link to topics containing information about the elements in the image map, move your pointer over the element, and then choose the element.

See Also

Finding Information in Help | Platform Builder Tutorials | How-to Topics | What's New | How to Create a Windows CE .NET-based Platform | How to Develop an OEM Adaptation Layer | How to Create a Device Driver | Platform Debugging and Testing | About Windows CE .NET | Platform Modification

 Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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