If you’re a Windows Embedded CE developer, you might be familiar with powertoys such as CEFilewiz and CEDriverwiz available on Codeplex. David Jones has created an enhnaced version of the CEFilewiz with some interesting added features, like the placement of shortcuts in folders such as My Documents and Start Menu. It also allows to merge registry files.
For those who’re not familiar with Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Compact development, here’s some more explanation on what this’s about:
WE CE is a toolkit provided to Embedded OEMs that you could compare to a box of Legos. The developer will have a catalog of features (OS components, drivers, applications,…) that he will select to constitute his OS, then he will compile the OS, download, debug, …
There’s a specific set of files with specific file formats that describe a component of the catalog, indicating the toolkit where the files seat, what and how to compile the binaries, where to put the files in the OS image, what type of registry settings to add to the image if the component is selected, what other components should be added by dependencies… It can take some time to manually create your own component (which is very useful if you want to redistribute a feature to someone else or to a customer), reason why such tools are very valuable.
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