This series of Windows Embedded Compact 7 (Compact 7) getting started entries is created to provide easy to follow information, with sample exercises in step-by-step format, to help academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to learn and engage in Windows Embedded Compact application development.
The following subjects are planned for this series:
To keep the information easy to follow and understand, short and simple examples are used throughout this series to demonstrate how to accomplish complicated tasks with help from the development tools provided as part of the Compact 7 software suite.
In addition to the above articles, the following are related articles with supplemental information relate to Compact 7 development:
For this series of getting started guide, the eBox-3300MX (eBox) is used as the target device, build with an x86 processor. The eBox is built with the following:
For more information about the eBox-3300MX target device, visit the following URL:
It’s possible to work through the exercises in this series using a Virtual PC as the target device. A board support package (BSP) for the Virtual PC is provided as part of the Compact 7 software.
The Virtual PC is based on the x86 processor architecture, Other than the different BSP components which impact some of the steps in the OS design exercise, you can work through all of the exercises in this series, with minimal variation.
For more information, refer to the following guide:
It’s possible to work through the exercises in this series using a different hardware platform.To use a different hardware platform as the target device, you need a Compact 7 BSP for the hardware platform. If you need help, feel free to contact us at the following email alias:
There are quite a few Windows Embedded Compact related resources from Microsoft and the community. Links to these resources will be provided on the following URL:
Here are some of the useful Compact 7 resources for developer new to Windows Embedded Compact:
Microsoft provides fully function Windows Embedded Compact 7 software with 180 days limit for evaluation.The Compact 7 evaluation software is available for download from the following URL:
Technical documentation for Windows Embedded Compact 7 is available on MSDN, from the following URL:
The following Microsoft forums are frequently monitored by experience developer in the community:
The article section on the Embedded101 community provides large collection of how-to and application notes. You can find these articles from the following URL:
Trackback from Samuel PhungIn Part-5 of this Compact 7 getting started series, we will show the steps to develop a Compact 7 application in native code, using Visual C++. ...
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