How to Create an SDK for an OS Design (Windows CE 5.0)

As a developer of a Microsoft® Windows® CE–based OS design, you can provide an application developer with the information necessary to develop an application specifically for your OS design. You can use Microsoft Platform Builder to generate a software development kit (SDK) for your OS design.

An SDK supports the functionality that you include in your OS design. By providing an SDK that is specific to your OS design, you can accurately present to the application developer all of the capabilities and limitations of your OS design. Other SDKs might not support all functionality supported by your OS design, or they might support functionality that is not included in your OS design.

Hardware and Software Assumptions

To track your progress in the following table, select the check box that corresponds to each step.

  Step Topic
1. Use the SDK Wizard to configure basic settings for the SDK. When you complete the wizard, choose Finish. Configuring an SDK
2. Choose the configuration that you want the SDK to support. Choosing the Configuration that the SDK Supports
3. Configure and customize the SDK.

For example, you might want to add files to the SDK. Select the topics that are relevant to the customizations that you want to make.

Modifying the SDK Installation Properties

Adding an End-User License Agreement to an SDK

Adding a Splash Screen to an SDK Installation

Selecting the Supported Transport Layers for an SDK

Selecting the Startup Servers for an SDK

Adding User-defined Files to an SDK

Adding Custom Help Files to an SDK

4. Build the SDK. Building an SDK

After you create an SDK, you can install the SDK on the development workstation that will be used for application development. For more information, see Installing an SDK on a Development Workstation.

After the SDK is installed, the application developer can use the SDK to develop applications for your OS design.

If you built the SDK for Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0, you can create an application in eMbedded Visual C++ using the SDK. For more information about using the SDK to create an application in eMbedded Visual C++, see Developing an eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 Application with an Imported SDK.

See Also

How-to Topics | SDK Development

Last updated on Thursday, February 02, 2006

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