The information in this jump start kit is designed to help developers, new to Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Compact 7), learn and become familiar with the Windows Embedded Compact development environment quickly, working with real world hardware. This kit includes hands-on exercises written in step-by-step format to minimize learning curve.
The following information and step-by-step hands-on exercises are included:
· Development environment overview.
· Develop and customize a Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS design.
· Generate Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS image from the OS design.
· Establish connectivity and download Compact 7 OS image to a target device.
· Develop native and managed code application for Compact 7 using Visual Studio 2008.
· Establish CoreCon connectivity between the development workstation and target device to download application to a Compact 7 device for testing and debug.
· Debug Compact 7 OS image on a target device using remote tools.
Note: The kit includes all needed components to work right out of the box.
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The eBox-3300MX jump start kit includes the following components:
· eBox-3300MX compact computing device with 1.0 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Ethernet, SD flash slot, Audio, USB 2.0, Serial Ports and VGA.
· SD flash storage preconfigured with bootloader and evaluation Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS image
· RJ-45 Ethernet cable
· RJ-45 cross-over Ethernet cable
· USB power cable to power the eBox-3300MX
· eBox-3300MX Board-Support-Package for Windows Embedded Compact 7
· eBox-3300MX SDK for Windows Embedded Compact 7
· Getting Started guide with exercise in step-by-step format provided in PDF format
BSP, SDK and Software for the eBox-3300MX kit
· eBox-3300MX Windows Embedded Compact 7 Getting Started Guide
· eBox-3300MX Board-Support-Package (BSP) for Windows Embedded Compact 7
· eBox-3300MX SDK for Windows Embedded Compact 7
· AutoLaunch for Windows Embedded Compact 7
· Ethernet boot loader - Eboot
Note: BSP update and additional Windows Embedded resources are available on www.embeddedpc.net\eBox3300MX
Sample Codes for the Exercises in the Getting Started Guide
eBox3300MX OS design
This is the sample project file for the OS design project in the getting started guide, used to generate the runtime image preloaded on the SD flash storage for the eBox-3300MX.
Note: To use this project, unzip the complete \eBox3300MX project folder, including all of the sub-folders to the development workstation's C:\WINCE700\OSDesigns\ directory.
Simple C# Managed Code Application Sample - Visual Studio 2008
This is a simple hello world managed code application in C# created using the Visual Studio 2008 IDE. .
Simple Win32 Native Code Application Sample - Visual Studio 2008
This is a simple Win32 native code application created using the Visual Studio 2008 IDE. .
Recommended Installation Procedure
Here is a recommended sequence to install Visual Studio 2008, Windows Embedded Compact 7, BSP, SDK and other software components to work through the exercises in the getting started guide.
1. Install Visual Studio 2008 Professional
2. Install Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
6. Install Windows Embedded Compact 7 Platform Builder
7. Install Visual Studio 2008 update for Windows Embedded Compact 7
8. Install ICOP_eBox3300MX_70C BSP for Compact 7
9. Install eBox3300MX_SDK_Compact7 SDK for Compact 7
10. Install AutoLaunch_v300_Compact7
Recover damaged files for the eBox-3300MX kit
In the event one or more of the files for the eBox-3300MX’s SD flash storage become damaged or corrupted, the original files are provided in the following folder on the jump start CD:
The flash storage provided with this jump start kit is preconfigured with BIOSLoader to launch the preconfigured Compact 7 OS run-time image (NK.BIN) and Ethernet bootloader (EBOOT.BIN).
Information showing how to recover the original files is provided on appendix J, in the getting started guide.
Note: Information and exercise using DiskPrep, a Windows Embedded Compact power toy, to configure flash storage with BIOSLoader to launch Windows Embedded Compact OS runtime image are provided in appendix H, "Deploy OS runtime image with DiskPrep".
Windows Embedded Compact Information Resources
Windows Embedded Compact product documentation
This web site provides links to Windows Embedded technical resources for developer.
Introduction to Embedded System Using Windows Embedded CE 6.0 - 2nd Edition
This is a university curriculum material developed by Professor James Hamblen with Georgia Institute of Technology
Course Textbook (English)
Course Textbook (German)
Course Textbook (Japanese)
Course Textbook (Korean)
Course Textbook (Simplified Chinese)
Sample Codes for the exercises in the Textbook
Mike Hall's Blog
Anything has to do with Windows Embedded technologies, Mike Hall probably knows about it. There are tons of useful information related to Windows Embedded on Mike’s blog.
Windows Embedded Compact Base Team Blog
The Windows Embedded Compact team blogs about the kernel, storage technologies and system tools.
Olivier Bloch's Blog
Olivier is the Windows Embedded team's technical evangelist. His blog contains a lot of useful Windows Embedded information resources.
Windows Embedded Resources on EmbeddedPC.NET.
On this site, you can find useful Windows Embedded resources, application notes and how-to.
Windows Embedded Technical Chat
The Windows Embedded Compact product team holds routine technical chat online. This is the best opportunity to get answer to question that you cannot find answer from documentation and online resources.
Windows Embedded News Group
Windows Embedded news groups are monitor by Microsoft development team and expert MVP working in the Windows Embedded field.
These news groups are active. Look for the newsgroup relevant to the question you have from the following URL.
The Embedded101 site is an online community site where new and seasoned Windows Embedded developers can come together to learn and share technical knowledge.
Windows Embedded Compact - Books
Professional Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7
by Samuel Phung, David Jones and Thierry Joubert
Professional Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0
by Samuel Phung
Programming Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference - Fourth Edition
by Douglas Boling
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Fundamentals
by Stanislav Pavlov and Pavel Belevsky
Windows Embedded Shared Source Projects
Windows Embedded CE Device Driver Wizard
Windows Embedded CE Component Wizard
AutoLaunch for Windows Embedded Compact
FTDI Resources for Windows Embedded Compact
Managed Code Tools for Windows Embedded Compact 7
USB Webcam driver for Windows Embedded CE
Bluetooth Wrapper for Windows Embedded CE
Windows Embedded CE Driver for Phidgets
Open SSH for Windows Embedded CE
32feet.NET - Personal Area Networking for .NET
Windows Embedded CE WLAN Driver for Atheros AR-60001
Other Windows Embedded Resources
Preparation Guide for Exam 70-571: Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Development
Dot Net for Devices
This site is packed with information about managed code application development with .NET Compact Framework using C# and Visual Basic.NET.
This site is operated by James Y. Wilson, one of the Windows Embedded MVP. James delivered presentation at technical conference, published technical paper on Windows Embedded CE and authored one of the most popular Windows Embedded CE book for version 3.0. There are useful application notes on this site.
OpenNETCF - Smart Device Framework
The Smart Device Framework community edition from OpenNETCF is free. It's a .NET Compact Framework extension library that help bridge the gap between the .NET Compact Framework and the .NET Full Framework.
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Last updated: January 5th, 2012
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