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MC17 Platform SDK Version 9.0.1 Release Notes


Thank you for selecting Symbol as your mobility solution tool provider. The "Windows CE Platform SDK v9.0.1 for MC17xxc50B" provides the tools necessary for creating standard C/C++ applications for the MC17xx running Windows CE v5.0.

Please note that although this Platform SDK can be used to develop standard Windows CE applications, it does not provide support for the Symbol Value­Add APIs, such as those used to implement scanning applications. To access the Symbol API, this kit must be used in conjunction with SMDK for C, which is available on the Support Central web site.

For the latest software updates, go to the Support Central web site and select Software Downloads.‐downloads.html

For more information on Windows CE development and Enterprise Mobility platforms, please visit the Products Web site.

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Release Notes

Version 9.0.1

Initial Release

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If the default install location is not changed, the components are installed in the following folders:



Platform Files

\Program Files\Windows CE Tools\wce500\ MC17xxc50B\


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The following software packages must be installed prior to the installation of the Platform SDK. Most are available as a download from Microsoft’s website.

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP Operating System 
  • Microsoft ActiveSync 4.2 or higher.
  • Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0. plus Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 Service Pack 4 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

Platform SDK's do not support side­by­side installation. Each new version will uninstall prior versions.

Once this package has been installed, the new platform will be available in eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0 or can be added into any Visual Studio project.

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Late Additions

1.   None

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