Author Archives: lcalligaris

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 build process


When you build an OS image, there are a number of utilities that run in order to produce the final result: the process is quite complex and long (although you can save sometime, see  here). The following stuff is a raw list … Continue reading

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It’s been so long…


…Since I wrote the latest post on this blog. The reason is quite simple: I’m no longer working so hard on Windows Embedded, I’m typically busy with system engineering, project management and other esoteric disciplines. Every now and then, anyway, … Continue reading

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Customizing Dialog Boxes and Message Boxes for Headless Systems 2/2


In the previous post we left the following question open: what if you want to link coredll to your own library with customized message and dialog boxes instead of the ‘standard’ messagedialogboxcustomize? Here’s the answer (or at least one of the possible … Continue reading

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Customizing Dialog Boxes and Message Boxes for Headless Systems 1/2


The MSDN documentation explains how to customize dialog boxes and message boxes for headless systems here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee504353(v=winembedded.60).aspx. What they say there is that you can instruct the build system to create the coredll DLL linking to the messagedialogboxcustomize component library rather … Continue reading

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 Documentation


In a previous post I point out that  once you install Platform Builder, in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Embedded Compact 7\Documentation you have several PDF docs about miscellaneous development topics. If you want more (or the updated version) you can check the Windows Embedded Compact 7 White Papers page. On the … Continue reading

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Checked build: the history


In a previous post I wrote about the differencies of retail, checked and debug build. You can take a look at this post by Larry Osterman for some historical background. Since you’re there you may enjoy other posts about Windows … Continue reading

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Windows Embedded Compact 7 Documentation


I do not know if everyone is aware of this, so maybe it’s worth a note. Once you install Platform Builder, in %ProgramFiles%\Windows Embedded Compact 7\Documentation you get more than 30 PDF docs about miscellaneous topics like: Build system Silverlight … Continue reading

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