Introduction to the Catalog Object Model

Today’s post will provide a basic introduction to the Windows Embedded CE Platform Builder Catalog. If you don’t know what that is, consider yourself lucky. If you do have to deal with the catalog data, today’s post might be helpful. We’ll write a quick C# utility that demonstrates the catalog object model and also provides some useful diagnostic information…

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Missing OS Design View tab in PB 5.0

A common complaint about PB 5.0 is that the OS Design View tab will sometimes mysteriously disappear. The best answer I have is that people should be using PB 6.0. Unfortunately, that answer tends to make people want to punch me. In the interest of my own safety, here is what I know about alternative methods of resolving…

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Does PB 5.0 work side-by-side with PB 6.0?

Hey, PB expert guy, I have a question. Shoot. Can I run PB 5.0 side-by-side with PB 6.0? Short answer or long answer? Um, short answer, please. Kind-of. What kind of answer is that? This is a yes-or-no question! Ok. Then the answer is no. That’s not what I wanted to hear. Oh, sorry. The…

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What is Platform Builder?

I work in the Windows Embedded CE group on the “PB IDE tools” team. That might take a bit of explaining. (Sometimes, I’m not entirely clear myself.) CE is the “miniature” version of Windows. (The big version, referred to as “NT” on this blog, is familiar to most people — nearly everybody knows what I mean when I talk about Windows 2000,…

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