Platform Builder

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Platform Builder 6.0: Project Creation Failed
I received an interesting question from an Engineer today. It read like this: "I have an issue that has cropped up with using Platform Builder 6.0. I installed a newer version of a CE BSP on my system and now Platform Builder will not open my old project nor create a new one. When creating a new project I get an error message on the status bar that only says “…project creation failed”. If I restore the old BSP I can create new projects so I think the problem is somehow related to the new BSP. " So ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:00 PM | Comments (3)

Platform Builder: Bluetooth Component Inconsistencies
Subtitle: Why adding Bluetooth Stack with USB doesn’t always add Bluetooth USB Argh, one of my junior engineers just gleefully exclaimed to me “Anyway, I WIN! :-)” Now that just burns, but I take comfort in the fact that she got lucky. We were both adding Bluetooth support to different workspaces that supported the same board. My project finished building before hers so I asked her to test my project. The USB Dongle that she was using didn’t work with my OS image; it popped up the little dialog asking ......

Posted On Thursday, November 6, 2008 5:10 PM | Comments (6)

Platform Builder: Finding Something in the Catalog
One of the engineers working with me was adding an SD driver to a platform today. After adding the driver to the BSP and testing it, he found that the driver wouldn’t load because one of the dlls that it was dependent on was missing from the OS. After using dumpbin to determine which dll was missing, we found that SDBUS.dll was the missing dll. To be honest, we knew what we needed to add but wanted to make sure and see if anything else was needed. We started by right clicking on the Catalog to search ......

Posted On Monday, October 13, 2008 11:11 PM | Comments (1)

Platform Builder: Internal File Systems
Windows CE stores data in RAM using an Internal Files System called the Object Store. The Object Store stores blobs of data. The blobs of data can be files, like a database or document, or the blob can be your thread’s heap or stack. Since the Object Store is in RAM, if power is lost to the device that data will be lost. That includes the files that you so carefully created in RAM. In the Platform Builder Catalog, you can choose the way the Internal File System works. The options that you have for ......

Posted On Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:48 PM | Comments (3)

Platform Builder 6.0: Creating a Catalog File
Five years ago, I wrote an article about creating a Catalog file for Windows CE 4.0. How time flies, and how the tools get better as we go. That article turned out to be 10 pages when printed; this one should be much shorter because the tools have become much better. What is the Catalog and why would we want to change it? The Catalog is a collection of components that can be added to your project. These components include OS features, like Internet Explorer, and Board Support Packages (BSP). If you ......

Posted On Friday, June 20, 2008 4:38 PM | Comments (12)