Microsoft® Platform Builder includes a set of tools for defining a development environment, building source code, making an operating system (OS) image, and transferring files to a target device. If you build a platform from the command prompt build window, you call many of these tools directly. If you build a platform from the Platform Builder integrated development environment (IDE), the IDE uses these tools to create, download, and debug your platform.
**Note **The IDE and command-line environments are independent of each other. Environment variables that you set in one environment may have a different setting in the other environment. Do not combine IDE and command-line methods when you build a platform.
The following table shows the command-line tools and their functions.
|Build Demo tool (Blddemo.bat)||Calls all tools necessary to create Microsoft Windows® CE–based OS features, generate source code, copy files to a release directory, and make a Windows CE–based OS image.|
|Build Release Directory tool (Buildrel.bat)||Copies all modules and files required to build the OS image in a common release directory.|
|Build tool (Build.exe)||Creates executable files for the target device.|
|Catalog Utility (Pbcec.exe)||Adds and removes Catalog feature files (.cec) from the Catalog, and lists the Catalog contents.|
|CeBackup tool (Cebackup.exe)||Creates backup copies of Windows CE–based libraries.|
|Cesysgen Batch File (Cesysgen.bat)||Specifies the Windows CE–based modules and features for the target device.|
|Createmui Tool (Createmui.bat)||Creates new resource files for the Multilingual User Interface.|
|Cvrtbin Tool (Cvrtbin.exe)||Converts read-only memory (ROM) files from binary (.bin) format to SRE or NBX (.nb0) format.|
|fMerge Tool (fmerge.exe)||Combines all existing binary image builder (.bib) files into one .bib file, and all registry (.reg) files into one .ini file.|
|Keyboard Layout Generator Tool(Kbdgen.exe)||Produces Windows CE Input Language and Device Layout source files from a Windows XP keyboard layout dynamic-link library (.dll) file.|
|Load CEPC tool (Loadcepc.exe)||Loads an OS image onto an x86-based target device, such as a Windows CE PC-based hardware development platform (CEPC).|
|Make Binary Image tool (Makeimg.exe)||Creates an OS image.|
|Master Build tool (Cebuild.bat)||Creates the Windows CE–based modules and features and builds source code for each project in a platform.|
|Memory Usage tool (Memtool.exe)||Displays information on kernel memory usage.|
|Readlog Tool (Readlog.exe)||Converts CELog (.clg) files into text (.txt) format.|
|Set Environment Variable tool (Setenv.bat)||Sets customized developer environment variables. Used by Wince.bat; do not call this tool directly.|
|Sysgen tool (Sysgen.bat)||Creates the Windows CE–based modules selected in Cesysgen.bat by linking the features specified in Cesysgen.bat.|
|Sysgenplatform Tool (Sysgenplatform.bat)||Links the files in your platform during the Sysgen phase of the build process.|
|Viewbin Tool (Viewbin.exe)||Displays information about the contents of an OS image.|
|Windows CE Build Environment tool (Wince.bat)||Sets up the Windows CE build environment.|
|Windows CE Console Debug Shell tool (Cesh.exe)||Downloads raw binary format (.rbf) files to a target platform.|
Last updated on Friday, October 08, 2004
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