Configurations Page

In this page you can specify general settings for your CAB package. Also you have the option to define multiple configurations for your project. Using multiple configurations enables you to create several different CAB packages starting from the same project, which you can use to target different Windows CE platforms and device types.

When creating a new configuration, by default it contains all project resources and has the default project settings. In order to customize it you have the option to exclude various resources from it.

You can exclude the following project items from a configuration:

  • Files
  • Shortcuts
  • Registry values
  • File associations

TipAdditionally, for files you have the possibility to specify different source paths per configuration. Typically, you will use this feature when your application is compiled for several processor types (ARM, MIPS, Hitachi SH4 etc) and you want to create a CAB package for each processor.

ImportantA shortcut to a file must be always included in the same configurations as its target file. An error message will be shown at build time if this restriction is not met.

Creating a new configuration

New ConfigurationUse the [ New Configuration ] toolbar button or the “New Configuration” context menu option or press the Insert key while the left tree control is focused.

Duplicating a configuration

Use the “Duplicate” context menu option or press the CTRL + D keys while a configuration is selected.

Renaming a configuration

Use the “Rename” context menu option or press the F2 key while a configuration is selected in the tree control.

Deleting a configuration

Delete configurationUse the [ Delete ] toolbar button or the “Delete” context menu option or press the Del key while a configuration is selected in the tree control.

Building the selected configuration

Use the “Build” context menu option.

Rebuilding the selected configuration

Use the “Rebuild” context menu option.

Specifying the build order of the configurations

Use the “Move Up” / “Move Down” context menu items or press the Shift+Up / Shift+Down keys while a configuration is selected in the tree control.

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