I’m an Evil Genius !

I have a copy of Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius and the hardware needed to build the various projects – Looks like this is going to be fun, perhaps hooking some of the projects up to a Windows CE reference board would be kinda cool. I built an Intel 4004 wire wrap board some time…


Tutorial – Adding files to Windows CE 5.0

You’ve built your Windows CE 5.0 operating system, and you now need to add some files, perhaps this is an application you’ve written in Visual Studio .NET 2003, or an MFC application written in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 SP4, or some resource files, BMP, JPG, WMV, or whatever. How do you do that ? –…

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Native App Development – SDK ?

Windows CE supports two application development stories, ‘managed’ and ‘native’ – managed application development is handled by Visual Studio .NET 2003 through C# and Visual Basic application development against the .NET Compact Framework, but what’s the story for native application development ? First, we need to understand some of the design goals for Windows CE…

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Speech Enabling your Windows CE Device.

There seems to be some confusion around Speech Enabling a Windows CE embedded device – Windows CE 5.0 exposes a set of Speech API’s known as SAPI (or Speech API), this doesn’t include a speech engine, which is a required component – you will need to license a speech engine from a company such as…

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JavaLobby talks about the Microsoft Technical Summit

Last week I presented a session covering Windows Embedded technologies to a group of about 40 Java, Linux, and Flash developers, this wasn’t a typical presentation, no slides, and open discussion about the Microsoft products, tools, technologies, and licensing. One of the attendees from the event Rick Ross, founder of JavaLobby.org has posted his thoughts on…


Windows CE – BIB, DAT, REG, DB, and CEC Files.

One of the questions that’s come up in the Windows Embedded Student Challenge is what REG, DAT, BIB, and DB files are, and how CEC files are contstructed.   CEC Files and how to include files into your O/S image with Windows CE 4.2 or Windows CE 5.0 are described here – plus a link to…

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Replacing the NK.BIN image…

Assuming that you’ve built a Windows CE image that supports H/D (or compact IDE Flash on the eBox) and have downloaded the image to RAM from Platform Builder there are a number of ways to get an image onto the underlying media of the device. When you boot the O/S image from Platform Builder you…


[UPDATED] Windows Embedded Student Challenge – Adding H/D support to your image.

This question has come up a number of times recently – how do you add support for a hard drive (or access to the internal flash) in your Windows CE 5.0 operating system image – those nice chaps at ICOP have a tutorial here that explains the steps. Sorry guys, there’s a setp missing from the…

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