Saturday, 10 October 2009

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3: Third Party Applications

Hi folks,

Today I am going to talk about the last update in Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 namely some third party applications.

The MS Office viewers are back! The Westtek File Viewers had been part of Windows CE 5.0 but disappeared in Windows Embedded CE 6.0. They support viewing the following file types on your Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 device:
  • MS Word 97, 2003, or 2007

  • MS Excel 97, 2003, or 2007

  • MS PowerPoint 97, 2003, or 2007

  • PDF versions 1.3 through 1.7

The next of the new 3rd party applications to be included into Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 is the instant messaging client Tencent Mobile QQ (version 1.0) which is very popular in China.

Both the Westtek File Viewers and the Tencent Mobile QQ are separate installation files. They are available for download from the Microsoft Windows Embedded CE Downloads webpage. Upon installation, the respective catalog items are added to your Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 catalog:

Notice: even though the Tencent Mobile QQ shows a red X, it will be included in your image, Tencent states that they are currently working on this issue. As of now, the only supported CPU type for the Tencent Mobile QQ is ARM. By the way, if you do want to use the Tencent Mobile QQ, you better have support for Chinese included in your OSDesign; oh and being able to read Chinese also helps a lot:

As already stated in my post about the new Internet Explorer Embedded, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 now offers support for Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 which is an ActiveX control for Internet Explorer Embedded that supports playback of animations or videos that are compatible with Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 comes with the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 installation and therefore does not need to be installed separately.

Have fun!

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