Run-Time Image Development Process (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0

You can use Platform Builder to complete the steps in the run-time image development process for Windows CE. To build a run-time image, you must first create an operating system (OS) design that specifies the functionality that you want your run-time image to support.

A design template is a starting point for an OS design. You can begin an OS design by choosing a design template or you can begin an OS design without a design template. An OS design corresponds to a set of environment variables in the build environment for Platform Builder.

With each OS design, Platform Builder by default provides a configuration named Debug and a configuration named Release. You can select one configuration. A configuration specifies build options for the OS design. You can modify the build options for each configuration. For each OS design, only one configuration can be active at a time.

After you create your OS design, you can build a run-time image. You download a run-time image to a target device. A run-time image contains the OS and associated software to deploy to the target device.

The following image map shows the run-time image development process. To link to topics that provide information about the elements in the image map, move your pointer over the element, and then choose the element.

See Also

Developing an Operating System | Terminology | How to Use the IDE to Create, Customize, and Build a Run-Time Image | Build System

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