Processes (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


Keep the following points in mind about processes:

  • Windows Embedded CE has a theoretical limit of 32,000 processes.
  • A process starts with a single thread, often called the primary thread, that provides the resources that are required to run an application.
    Windows Embedded CE creates a primary thread when the loader calls the WinMain function.
  • A process can create additional threads as needed.
    The number of additional threads a process can create is limited by the amount of RAM available on the device. The kernel itself can address 512 MB of physical memory.
  • In Windows Embedded CE, threads migrate between process slots during system calls. For more information, see System Calls.

To learn more about processes, see the following topics:

Process ID Functions

Creating a Process

Terminating a Process

See Also


Processes and Threads
Memory Architecture