Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Documentation


Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is an open, scalable, 32-bit operating system (OS) that integrates reliable, real-time capabilities with advanced Windows technologies.CE 6.0 helps a device maker be successful by providing a hard real-time, small-footprint OS with a redesigned kernel and embedded-specific development tools.


This topic applies to an older product version. See documentation for the most current version of Windows Embedded Compact. Or visit Windows Embedded Products & Solutions for the latest information about intelligent systems powered by Microsoft.

This section contains reference material, conceptual articles, and how to documentation specific to CE 6.0 development.

For information about features and programming elements for CE 6.0, see Windows Embedded CE Features.

In This Section

  • Developing an Operating System
    Provides information about creating and modifying an OS design, building and downloading a run-time image, and configuring and building a software development kit (SDK).
  • Samples
    Provides information about sample code included with CE 6.0.
  • Windows Embedded CE Test Kit
    Describes the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Test Kit (CETK), which is a tool that you can use to test the functionality and performance of device drivers and related hardware for CE 6.0.
  • Developing a Target Device
    Provides instructions for developing a target device by using a design template and instructions for developing a target device without using a design template.