FIX: CComStdCallThunkHelper function is missing for an ARM-based platform in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

This article describes the following issues that occur on an ARM-based platform in Windows Embedded Compact 2013:
  • Active Template Library (ATL) application throws a linking error because the CComStdCallThunkHelper function for the ARM-based platform is missing.
  • When you build in debug configuration for the ARM-based platform, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) application that uses an ActiveX object throws exceptions, and crashes.
An update is available to resolve these issues. Before you install this update, all previously issued updates for this product must be installed.

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Software update information

Download information

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Monthly Update (August 2014) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 2013 monthly update, go to Microsoft OEM Online or MyOEM.

Restart requirement

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.
File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Article ID: 2993217 - Last Review: Sep 12, 2014 - Revision: 1

Windows Embedded Compact 2013