A: To change the runtime OS feature you will need the WinCE Platform Builder 5.0 (for WinCE5.0)/Visual Studio 2005 for WinCE6.0, as well as the BSP (board support package) that we provided in the shipped DVD. For application development you can use the EVC (Embedded Visual C++). There are evaluation versions of the above mentioned tools available on the Microsoft download site, full version of those tools can be bought from a local Microsoft distributor.
A: For running Platform Builder in Windows 7 you will need to install several patches, beside the pactches given in shipped DVD you also need the WinCEPB50-091231-Product-Update-Rollup-Armv4I.msi and the latest two patches released in 2010.
Also you might need a bat file as below:
put it in \Windows CE Platform Builder\5.00\CEPB\BIN\ and double click it to run the platform builder. Otherwise (if you run the PB directly) you will get something bad while sysgen.
A: Be sure to copy it to the folder "Resident Flash".
There are three ways to achieve this:
1, Add the application (MyApp.exe for example) and its shortcut to the NK, and add the shortcut to the StartUp folder;
2, add the application to the NK and add something like below the registry:
3, by modifying the registry we can even replace the shell (explorer.exe), for example:
replace the "Launch50"="explorer.exe" with "Launch50"="MyApp.exe" so that we can disable the explorer and set our own application as the default sheel.
COM0 on the OK6410 is being used as the debug port in the WinCE6.0 system, you might want to set it up to be a normally communication serial port, here is how:
Two files must be modified: "WINCE600\PLATFORM\SMDK6410\SMDK6410.bat" and "WINCE600\PLATFORM\SMDK6410\SRC\OAL\OALLIB\debug.c".
In the file "SMDK6410.bat", find
replace it with
and REM this line:
In the file "debug.c", comment the following:
VOID OEMWriteDebugByte(UINT8 ch)
// Wait for TX Buffer Empty
while (!(g_pUARTReg->UTRSTAT & 0x2));
// TX Character
g_pUARTReg->UTXH = ch;
if (g_pUARTReg->UTRSTAT & 0x1) // There is received data
ch = (int)(g_pUARTReg->URXH);
else // There no data in RX Buffer;
ch = OEM_DEBUG_READ_NODATA;
For OS developers, the Platform Builder for WinCE6.0 is no longer stand alone but built in the Visual Studio 2005 as plugin, so you will need to download the trial version of VS2005 and CE6 Platform Builder from Microsoft website or purchase them from a Microsoft distributor. Several patches for VS2005 and the PB are also required, contact us for more information. Platform Builder also gives you the ability to write Win32 (C/C++) applications, or DLLs (where the DLL can export functions shared between applications, resource only DLLs, or the DLL could be a device driver in the operating system image).
WinCE application developers need also the VS2005 and the SDK (Software Development Kit) that goes with our ARM9/ARM11 development kits. The SDK defines the exposed APIs and include header files and libraries for the specific platform.