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Do I need KOL-CE ?
« on: April 16, 2009, 02:12:49 pm »

  I am still reading the WinCE wiki, installing/uninstalling and making some tests.

  What do I need to make a WinCE application ? KOL-CE or just the LCL compiled with wince-arm ?

  I tried both and they work ( simple test, only a form and a button ).

  First time I came here I thought I should use only KOL-CE to make an application.

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Re: Do I need KOL-CE ?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 03:00:59 pm »
I am use Lazarus to make Wince application without KOL, just compile it to Arm/WinCE


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Re: Do I need KOL-CE ?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 03:19:32 pm »

 Hi Zaher,

 Ok, that's good to hear that I can use LCL choosing wince widgets.

 I think it is clear that choosing a non KOL application I can use all LCL components, I did it here and it seems to work fine.

 But, is there a reason to use KOL ? What are the diffs between them?

 I can see people using both KOL and non KOL wince application. As a newbie in Lazarus and wince it seems to be obvious to choose withou KOL, cause I will have all LCL components.

 Thank you for your reply.


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Re: Do I need KOL-CE ?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 03:23:56 pm »
cunhajr, Both work.  KOL makes smaller executable programs, but your application cannot be recompiled and used on non-Windows CE devices.

If you use LCL, you can compile your application for use on other OSses and CPUs, but the Windows CE executable is bigger.


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