Overview of Design Templates for Developing a Target Device (Windows CE 5.0)

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The following table shows the design templates that Platform Builder provides. For information about Catalog items that are automatically included in a specific design template, those that are selected by default, and those that are unselected by default, choose the link for the appropriate design template.

Design TemplateDescription
Digital Media ReceiverProvides the starting point for devices that playback or store music, video, and other electronic media.

For more information, see Digital Media Receiver Design Template.

Enterprise TerminalProvides a starting point for business terminals and transaction devices such as self-service kiosks, electronic payment terminals, and retail point-of-sale terminals.

For more information, see Enterprise Terminal Design Template.

Enterprise Web PadProvides the basic functionality for consumer Web pads with a touch-screen user interface (UI) and 640x480 or larger display. The Windows CE Standard Shell and applications can be used, custom versions can be substituted, or the OS design can have an entirely browser-based UI.

For more information, see Enterprise Web Pad Design Template.

GatewayProvides the starting point for network devices that connect to the Internet with a dial-up or broadband connection, and that share that connection with a wired or wireless home network.

For more information, see Gateway Design Template.

Industrial ControllerProvides the starting point for industrial devices, such as human-machine interface (HMI) panels or programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

For more information, see Industrial Controller Design Template

Internet ApplianceProvides the starting point for stationary, browser-based consumer Internet appliances, with a fixed display, such as a CRT or LCD, and a keyboard.

For more information, see Internet Appliance Design Template.

IP PhoneProvides the starting point for an Internet-based phone using Voice over IP (VoIP). Devices range from a basic phone with no graphical user interface (UI) to an advanced phone with a graphical UI. These devices can include Windows Messenger and a browser.

For more information, see IP Phone Design Template.

Mobile Handheld Provides the starting point for a range of mobile devices with a clam-shell-and-keyboard design.

For more information, see Mobile Handheld Design Template.

Mobile PhoneProvides the standard OS technologies required for building mobile handsets with wireless data, rich graphics, and 160x220 nominal display resolution. The Mobile Phone design template includes the Microsoft® Windows® CE Standard Shell and can optionally include Microsoft® Pocket Internet Explorer, Inbox electronic messaging software, and Microsoft ActiveSync® technologies.

For more information, see Mobile Phone Design Template.

Set-Top BoxProvides functionality for devices that are connected to a television for display of Internet and media content. This design template includes the Windows CE Standard Shell with a browser-based TV user interface (UI). TV navigation functionality is turned on by default in the browser.

A typical application might be a video-over-DSL set-top box with a browser-based TV user interface.

For more information, see Set-Top Box Design Template.

Tiny Kernel Provides a starting point for the smallest functional Windows CE run-time image.

For more information, see Tiny Kernel Design Template.

Windows Thin ClientProvides the starting point for remote-desktop terminals and includes the functionality necessary to support a remote desktop device, such as a constrained shell and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

For more information, see Developing a Windows Thin Client.

See Also

Developing a Target Device by Using a Design Template | How to Create a Run-Time Image with Multiple XIP Regions


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