Including the Taskman Shell (Windows CE 5.0)
Although the Windows CE Standard Shell is the preferred shell for Windows CE, the Taskman shell is also available. Your Windows CE installation includes source code for the Taskman shell in %_WINCEROOT%\Public\Wceshellfe\Oak\Taskman.
The Taskman shell provides this functionality:
- A full-screen desktop window and a zero-height taskbar window that are registered with the Graphics, Windowing, and Events Subsystem (GWES) so that certain windows can be hidden behind the desktop. Shortcut keys, such as ALT+TAB, CTRL+ESC, and CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE, are sent to the taskbar window.
- A Task Manager window that lists all of the running top-level windows and enables a user to switch to or stop an application. The shortcut keys ALT+TAB, CTRL+ESC, and CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE invoke the Task Manager window.
- A Run button that enables a user to launch a file.
The Taskman shell does not support the Standard SDK for Windows CE.
Now that the full source code is available for the Windows CE Standard Shell, the Taskman shell is no longer available as a Catalog item. To add the Taskman shell to your OS design, set the environment variable __SYSGEN_TASKMAN to 1. For more information, see Setting or Clearing an Environment Variable.
Note The Taskman shell cannot run in the same OS design as the Standard Shell.
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