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    Streetdesk on Windows CE

    Hello,

    is it possible to get Streetdesk working on Windows CE.
    I think it isn't because of the dependencies to Media Player 10, right?

    Greets,
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymande View Post
    Hello,

    is it possible to get Streetdesk working on Windows CE.
    I think it isn't because of the dependencies to Media Player 10, right?

    Greets,
    David
    You can install WMP 11 or 10 separately
    Phidget20 library can be compiled for CE

    Windows CE .NET includes the high performance Microsoft DirectX API and Microsoft Windows Media technologies found on desktop computers.
    Microsoft has introduced its new DirectX Platform Adaptation Kit (DXPAK) for the Windows CE operating system too.

    You do need direct3d graphics support...

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    Hi debugger,

    thanks for your advice. So it should be possible.
    But what's the difference between WinCE 5.0 and WinCE .NET.
    Isn't the .NET Framework included in WinCE 5.0?

    What I'am trying to do is to build a WinCE run-time image for a Via Epia platform. So far it looks good. All hardware components are supported since Via offers a BSP for download. I also found WinCE touchscreen drivers for a Lilliput TFT.

    So what I'am looking for is a nice CarPC Frontend and I think Streetdeck satisfies all criteria.

    So I hope I can make it work on WinCE.

    Greets,
    David

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    Windows CE .NET was just a silly marketing term used for Windows CE versions 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2. They did a similar thing with Windows Server 2003, I think. When Windows CE 5.0 was released, MS realized how confusing/stupid the name was and just dropped the .NET moniker altogether.

    In fact, CE 4.0 did not even support the final versions of the .NET Compact Framework "officially" (just the Betas).

    Regarding .NET support on Windows CE OS versions:
    The .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 supports Windows CE 3.0, 4.0, 4.1 4.2, 5.0+

    However, Version 2.0 of the .NET Compact Framework only officially supports CE 4.2 (via SP1) CE 5.0 and the brand new CE 6.0.

    Regarding this StreetDeck app:
    That would be quite cool. An app like this for Windows CE would be awesome! However, StreetDeck will have much more competition on the Windows CE platform than Windows XP. ;P There are AT LEAST 30 different Windows CE navigation programs worldwide for the various supported processor types (mainly ARM Pocket PC today, though) Including big players in the consumer personal navigation market like TomTom, Garmin, CoPilot etc. However, I really think they could be THE STANDARD app on x86 Windows CE as none of the major navigation programs support that processor type outside of (i'm sure very exepensive to licence) OEM use. I doubt they will sell an x86 OEM version for a low price to consumers. Newer versions of Windows CE such as 4.2 do support all the basics such as directX, Direct3D, etc... however it is up to your OEM what components your OS image includes. Now, if you are just building your own ROM image for custom hardware like a random Via mini-ITX box, you can of course add these components yourself. But on a device like a Windows CE Pocket PC, you will need to at the least copy and manually install some DirectX dlls on the device.

    BTW: The DXPAK has been a part of the basic WinCE OS at least since WinCE 4.0. But you must realize that, while CE does support directshow, DirectX, D3D, etc., there is no true media player application like Windows Media Player on the desktop. The componets are mainly designed to be hosted in custom embedded OEM applications as ActiveX controls. The same is true with the Internet Explorer 6.0 port for Windows CE. The only EXE applications for Media Player or Internet explorer are nothing more than source code samples that demonstrate how to host the controls in an standalone EXE.

    I hope this has cleared a few things up about the wonderous OS that is Windows CE.

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    Hi new to all this stuff so give me a break. What is Streetdesk?.....
    Im an Australian living in sweden and want to put another program in for road and track map for sweden and australia in my system.
    I have got into the windows program.

    I have a transonic 6000T PNA with MN6 Navigon in it now and running on windows CE .NET 4.2 and samsung ARM-ARM920 processor in it.What I am trying to do is put and run another program in it to run other maps,can it be done and what system can you put in.Navigon have not come out with australia maps just yet and I want a maping system now to run in australia .
    Is there also a way I can put a program in for bush tracks etc.
    How much room do I need to put the programs in.
    Hope you can help.
    THANKS
    Seeya
    BH

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholland30 View Post
    Im an Australian living in sweden and want to put another program in for road and track map for sweden and australia in my system.
    Sweden is 100% covered by Microsoft MapPoint 2006 (Navi software used by Streetdeck), uncluding routing and Point of Interests. Unfortunately, there is no coverage for Australia yet...

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    THANKS FOR THE INFO.
    I have got Fugawi in the transonic but do not know what port it runs on so my search continues + a lot of deleting and installing files.

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