- Platform Builder Basics
- Creating a New Platform with the Platform Wizard
- Building and Executing the Platform
- Creating Applications for Your Platform
- Running Windows CE on a CEPC
- Integrating New Components into the Image
- Customizing the Build Using Environment Variables
- Extending the Platform Builder Catalog
- Creating a New Board Support Package
The Windows CE Platform Builder is used to customize Windows CE and tailor the operating system to a particular hardware platform. Platform Builder comes with an IDE in the style of Visual C++ that provides wizards to help create a platform. A project can also be created that contains applications and platform-independent modules that will execute on the platform.
In this chapter we looked at how environment variables can be used to further customize a build for a particular platform. The Platform Builder can be extended, and a completely new board support package can be created. In Chapter 10 we will take a closer look at the fascinating process used by Platform Builder to build the Windows CE operating system.