Windows Embedded Standard 7 Localization Language Setup and Support

Background Windows Embedded Standard 7 adopts same localization model as the Windows 7. Basically, language resources are completely separated from the code, enabling a worldwide binary which does not require localization in all supported language. All localizable resources are packaged in the form of language pack, and Standard 7consists of language neutral image plus language packs….

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Creating a Template

A while back JT talked about Application Templates for Image Configuration Editor and the resources and community that we’re building around them. I wanted to explain how to create a template for ICE and clarify any questions you might have. Templates are functionally just like answer files, but are meant to represent some functionality or…


Some Thoughts about Application Templates in Windows Embedded Standard 2011

Now that Windows Embedded Standard 2011’s CTP2 has been publicly available for several weeks I hope you’ve had the chance to take a look at our new Application Templates web page. Finding the dependencies for an application to ensure it runs correctly on your embedded image has always been one of the biggest challenges in…


Searching for Files and Registry Keys in ICE

While developing the toolset for Windows Embedded Standard 2011, we wanted to always allow the user fine-grained control over their image, and let the user be aware of how their image was being crafted. The main job of Image Configuration Editor (ICE), the main GUI tool for creating answer files, is to add packages and…


Windows Embedded Standard 2011 Compatible Applications

Most applications that run on Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP will run on Windows Embedded Standard 2011.  Templates now make it easy to ensure that all of your favorite and most important applications will run on Windows Embedded Standard 2011.  These templates allow an application developer to indicate which components should be included…

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Offline-building Windows Embedded Standard 2011 Images

One of the biggest changes between our Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (XP Embedded) and Windows Embedded Standard 2011 tools is the concept of image building. In Windows Embedded Standard 2009, components were selected in Target Designer and images assembled on the developer machine, after which it had to be transferred to the target device. In…

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Updating Your Windows Embedded Standard 2011 Image Using DISM

So you’ve spent a few hours, and you’ve made the perfect answer file for your device.  Internet Explorer works, media files can be played, and you are very happy with how it turned out.  However, after testing for just 5 minutes, you realize you can’t open and view certain picture formats, such as PNGs, on…


Dialog Box Filter- a New Feature in Windows Embedded Standard 2011

Dialog Box Filter is a new feature in Windows Embedded Standard 2011. Dialog Box Filter can be used to prevent dialogs or windows from appearing on your embedded system. In order to use Dialog Box Filter properly it is important that you understand how it performs this task. This article will explain how Dialog Box…

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Windows Embedded Standard 2011 CTP2 is now available!

Over the last several months, the Windows Embedded team has been hard at work to get this CTP2 release out the door.  A big “Thank You!” to all the customers who have provided feedback on the product.  Since the release of CTP1 we have had fantastic community participation with more than 2700+ downloads, 100+ bugs…


Customizing Windows Embedded Standard 2011

Introduction During the planning phases of Windows Embedded Standard 2011, we invested considerable effort to make Windows Embedded Standard 2011 customizable to the point where our customers will be able to create a custom experience – from the moment the machine boots up until it shuts down. To reach this goal we introduced several new…

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