Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 Released to Web

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 has been released to the web – here’s a link to the download page

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 includes the following new features:

Silverlight for Windows Embedded
The power of Silverlight brought to Windows Embedded CE to create rich applications and user interfaces
Internet Explorer Embedded
Internet Explorer with panning and zooming capabilities and a customizable interface to optimize the browsing experience on devices
Adobe Flash Lite
Browser plug-in to render rich media Web sites
Touch and Gesture
Plug-in engine to enable natural input capabilities and gesture animations
Connection Manager
Infrastructure technology to manage multiple network interfaces on the device
Microsoft Office and PDF Viewers
Applications to render Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe PDF content on the device
QQ Messenger
Device-side client to connect to popular Instant Messaging service

It may be useful to explain what “Silverlight for Windows Embedded” is. Typically people think of Silverlight as a cross-O/S, in-browser user experience and managed programming environment (more information on Wikipedia).

Silverlight for Windows Embedded is designed for developers to build out of browser applications and shells for embedded devices, based on Silverlight 2.0, and exposing a native code API for developers. Here’s an example of how to handle a button click event in native code (click to enlarge) – the diagram shows the XAML, and the native code to handle the event.


- Mike