Consider the following scenario. You run an application that calls the WndProc method on a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3-based device, and an exception occurs. Then, Dr.Watson generates a dump file to record the call stack information of the faulty thread. In this scenario, Dr.Watson records incorrect call stack information in the dump file.
This issue occurs because the exception is thrown in user mode and is caught in kernel mode. This behavior is accepted by Structured Exception Handling in Windows CE. Therefore, you experience the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section.
A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (August 2010). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products
This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.
After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any other updates.
The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the
tab in the
Date and Time
item in Control Panel.
This hotfix changes the way that Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 handles the Dr.Watson dump generator and the kernel exception dispatcher. After you install this hotfix, Dr.Watson is called to process all unhandled exceptions and to generate the dump file that records the call stack information when an exception occurs. Any calls to the ReportFault method become unnecessary because Dr.Watson generates the dump file to report the application crash. Additionally, Dr.Watson contains logic to prevent multiple dump files being generated for a single exception.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: