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Written by a team of experienced experts in the field, this in-depth resource provides you with invaluable information about the compact, scalable operating system, Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7). The authors explore why Compact 7 is considered to be one of the best options for developing highly efficient, real-time applications using native code to access low-level system resources and hardware. After a general overview of the Windows Embedded Compact operating system, the authors walk you through OS design, debugging and debugging tools, application and driver development using Visual Studio, system registry, and much more. Finally, helpful sample projects and exercises aim to get you started performing a variety of development tasks immediately.
Professional Windows Embedded Compact 7:
Covers development station preparation, including requirements and setup
Walks you through the process of developing and deploying a WEC7 device
Explores platform builder and OS design
Discusses device driver, interrupts, stream interface drivers, and the board support package
Examines extending low-level system access to managed code applications with messages
Takes a look at the USB camera driver project on Codeplex, the WEC webcam project
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
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David Jones has more than 20 years of Embedded Systems and computing technologies experience and is a certified Windows Embedded trainer.
Thierry Joubert has been a Windows Embedded MVP since 2007 and is the CTO and co-founder of THEORIS, a French company offering embedded technologies.