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FIX: Locales are built incorrectly by the build system when you add them to a Windows Embedded Compact 7 image.


When you add certain locales to a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based run-time image, the locales are built incorrectly by the build system.

This may cause issues when you run an application on a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based device. For example, consider the following scenario:
  • You add the Simplified Chinese locale to a Windows Embedded Compact 7-based run-time image that is running on a device.
  • You run a Microsoft .NET Compact Framework application.
  • The application contains the following code:
    var cult = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("zh-CN");var comp = cult.CompareInfo;
In this scenario, the application throws a PlatformNotSupportedExceptions exception.
More information

Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (September 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

The kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

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

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 Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Files that are included in this hotfix package

File nameFile sizeDateTimePath

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: 2842510 - Last Review: 10/08/2013 16:40:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Embedded Compact 7

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