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Software Development Kits for all supported versions of Windows CE/Embedded Compact can be downloaded using the following links:

Installation of Toradex SDKs using Visual Studio

Please follow the step by step documentation bellow to install the Toradex SDKs. The documentation has been tested on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) with Visual Studio 2008.

Install Windows CE 5.0 SDK

  1. Make sure VS2008 is up to date and close it before start the installation.
  2. Download the Toradex Windows CE 5.0 SDK.
  3. Run the command prompt as administrator (Right-click -> Run as administrator).
  4. Browse to the folder you downloaded the SDK and run installation by typing:
msiexec /qb /i NAME_OF_THE_SDK.msi
  1. Select Custom Installation.
  2. We only need the ARM4I platform. So extend Embedded Visual C++ and set all platforms to Entire feature will be unavailable except the ARMV4I platform.
  3. Finish the installation process.

Install Windows CE 6.0 SDK

  1. Make sure VS2008 is up to date and close it before start the installation.
  2. Download the Toradex Windows CE 6.0 SDK.
  3. Start the installation Process.
  4. Finish Installation Process.

Install Windows Embedded Compact 7 SDK

  1. Install Windows Embedded Compact 7 specific updates for VS2008: [1], [2]
  2. Close VS2008 before start the installation.
  3. Download the Toradex Windows Embedded Compact 7 SDK.
  4. Run installation process.

Install Windows Embedded Compact 2013 SDK

  1. Install Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 and make sure you have Application Builder for Windows Embedded Compact 2013 installed. You can get it here.
  2. Download the Toradex Windows Embedded Compact 2013 SDK.
  3. Run installation process.

Updating from older SDKs

Older SDKs did not have unified names. With the following SDK version the new naming convention has been applied:

  • CE 5 SDK 6.0
  • CE 6 SDK 2.0
  • CE 7 SDK 2.0
  • CE 8 SDK 2.0

In case you want to migrate your project to one of the new SDKs, some renaming in the *.sln and *.vcproj files has to be done. Toradex provides a command line tool that does this job for you. Run the tool and provide the path to one of your projects as a parameter. You get the tool from here.

Installation issues

SDK not shown in Visual Studio

Some customers reported, that their SDK was not shown in Visual Studio after finalizing the installation process. Installing the SDK using user Administrator by command line as descirbed for CE 5 SDK solved this issue. Try to uninstall the SDK and install it again by doing the following steps in such a case:

  1. Run the command prompt as administrator (Right-click -> Run as administrator).
  2. Browse to the folder you downloaded the SDK and run installation by typing:
msiexec /qb /i NAME_OF_THE_SDK.msi

Windows CE 5.0 SDK on Windows 10

When installing on Windows 10 we noticed that some users have issues with SDK not showing inside Visual Studio. To fix this issue please check that files are located in installation directory usually: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Toradex_CE500\
Then locate file WCE.VCPlatform.config and add this entry.

<Platform 
    Name="VCProjectWCEPlatform.dll" 
    Identifier="{98DFB078-D20F-45D1-90C3-80AEB2FCE594}">
    <Directories 
        Include="$(VCInstallDir)ce\include;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Toradex_CE500\include\ARMV4I;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Toradex_CE500\include;$(VCInstallDir)ce\atlmfc\include;$(VSInstallDir)SmartDevices\SDK\SQL Server\Mobile\v3.0"
        Library="C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Toradex_CE500\lib\ARMV4I;$(VCInstallDir)ce\atlmfc\lib\ARMV4I;$(VCInstallDir)ce\lib\ARMV4I;" 
        Path="$(VCInstallDir)\ce\bin\x86_arm;$(VCInstallDir)bin;$(WindowsSdkDir)\bin;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\Tools;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\IDE;$(VSInstallDir)Common\Tools;$(VSInstallDir)Common\IDE;$(VSInstallDir);$(FrameworkSDKDir)Bin;$(PATH);" 
        Reference="" 
        Source=";$(VCInstallDir)ce\atlmfc\src\atl;$(VCInstallDir)ce\atlmfc\src\mfc;;$(VCInstallDir)ce\crt\src"/>
     <PlatformData>
         <PlatformName>Toradex_CE500 (ARMV4I)</PlatformName> 
         <SupportsDCOM>0</SupportsDCOM>
         <OSMajorVersion>5</OSMajorVersion>
         <OSMinorVersion>00</OSMinorVersion>
         <UISymbol>STANDARDSHELL_UI_MODEL</UISymbol>
         <Macros>
             <Macro Name="CEVER" Value="0x500"/>
             <Macro Name="ARCHFAM" Value="ARM"/>
             <Macro Name="_ARCHFAM_" Value="_ARM_"/>
             <Macro Name="INSTRUCTIONSET” Value=“ARMV4I"/>
             <Macro Name="BINDIR" Value="$(VCInstallDir)ce\dll"/>
         </Macros>
     </PlatformData>
</Platform>

If installation path of your SDK is different. Also change your path inside pasted code.