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Professional Windows® Embedded Compact 7 by Thierry Joubert, David Jones, Samuel Phung

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DEVELOP AN OS DESIGN

This section works through the exercises to create an OS design project, stepping through the process to customize the OS design and generate a customized OS run-time image for the target device.

The OS design project is created with the cloned BSP from Chapter 6, “BSP Introduction,” using an eBox-3310A as the target device.

To successfully complete the exercises in this chapter, the development station needs to have the following software installed:

  • Visual Studio 2008 with Service Pack 1
  • Platform Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • BSP cloned from the previous chapter, MyBSP
  • AutoLaunch_v200_Compact7 component
  • CoreCon_v200_Compact7 component
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You can download the AutoLaunch_v200_Compact7 and CoreCon_v200_Compact7 components from the following Codeplex projects:

OS Design Wizard

The Compact 7 development environment includes an OS Design Wizard that greatly simplifies the tasks you need to perform to create the initial OS design project workspace. When creating a new OS design project, VS2008 launches the OS Design Wizard, steps through the project creation process, and provides templates to use as the starting point to develop a customized OS image.

With help from the OS Design Wizard, work through the following steps to create a new OS design project:

1. From the VS2008 File menu, select ...

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