Creating an OS Design (Windows CE 5.0)

With the Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE), you can use the New Platform Wizard to create a basic OS design.

The New Platform Wizard offers a variety of design templates that implement a wide selection of Catalog items. A unique name is required to identify the OS design and the location of the files associated with it.

After you create an OS design, you can add and remove Catalog items and user-created functionality to your OS design.

After you build a run-time image, you can download it to your target device for debugging. For more information, see How to Connect to a Target Device for Debugging.

To create an OS design

  1. From the File menu, choose New Platform.

    The New Platform Wizard appears.

  2. Choose Next.

  3. In the Name box, type a name for your OS design and choose Next.

    Your OS design name cannot contain spaces.

    You can type a new path for the OS design in the Location box, or you can use the Browse button to select a different directory. The path cannot be longer than 32 characters and cannot contain spaces.

  4. Select one or more Available BSPs and choose Next.

    For a list and description of BSPs, see Supported Board Support Packages.

    The list includes all BSPs for CPUs that were selected when the software was installed. The list of supported CPUs is defined in the Catalog item (.cec) file for each BSP.

  5. From the Design Template area, select a design template and choose Next.

    For a list and description of design templates, see Design Template Selection.

  6. If a limited selection of Catalog items is presented, select the items you want to include in your OS design and choose Next.

    - or -

    If you want to accept all default options that appear, choose Finish.

  7. If special notifications associated with the Catalog items in your OS design appear, review the notifications and choose Next.

    After you create a workspace, you can review special notifications at any point from the Platform menu by selecting Review Special Notifications.

  8. On the final page of the wizard, to create the new OS design, choose Finish.

Platform Builder creates the OS design from the design template and Catalog items you selected, and displays it in the Workspace window. This can take several minutes to complete.

See Also

How to Use the IDE to Create, Customize, and Build a Run-Time Image| How to Configure and Build a Run-Time Image for a CEPC | How to Connect to a Target Device for Debugging | How to Debug a Run-Time Image on a CEPC | How to Use Remote Call Profiler to Find Performance Problems | How to Use Remote Performance Monitor to Observe Performance | How to Use the CETK to Test a Driver | Creating an OS Design with the New Platform Wizard | Developing a Board Support Package | Design Template Selection | Building a Run-Time Image | How to Create a Device Driver

Last updated on Thursday, February 02, 2006

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