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Shell and UI (Compact 2013)

3/28/2014

The shell provides the basic framework for the user interface of a Windows Embedded Compact powered device. The shell presents a consistent appearance and behavior throughout the user experience, and can be used to locate files and folders on a device.

There are many options available to programmatically customize and interact with the shell.

Accessibility

Describes the functionality that allows people with disabilities to use your Windows Embedded Compact-powered applications more easily.

Common Controls Reference

Contains descriptions of common controls and their programming elements.

Console Reference

Contains descriptions of console (text-only UI) programming elements.

Control Panel

Describes the functionality that allows users to configure a Windows Embedded Compact device.

Fonts

Describes the font support provided with Windows Embedded Compact, and contains descriptions of font programming elements.

Graphics, Windowing, and Events (GWES)

Describes GWES, which supports all the windows, dialog boxes, controls, menus, and resources that are included in the Win32 UI on a Windows Embedded Compact powered device.

Input Method Editor (IME)

Describes the IME support provided with Windows Embedded Compact, and contains descriptions of IME programming elements.

Input Scopes

Describes the functionality that allows you to define the types of content to expect in an input field, and contains descriptions of input programming elements.

Keyboard

Describes the keyboard support provided with Windows Embedded Compact, and contains descriptions of keyboard programming elements.

Mouse

Describes the mouse support provided with Windows Embedded Compact, and contains descriptions of mouse programming elements.

Sample Home Screen

Describes the sample home screen, which provides a XAML for Windows Embedded shell that differs from the traditional Windows desktop style and is fully customizable through XAML.

Shell

Describes the functionality that allows you to provide the user with an interface to the objects necessary for running applications and managing the Windows Embedded Compact OS, and contains descriptions of shell programming elements.

Software-based Input Panel

Describes the functionality that allows you to accommodate keyboard input from a non-keyboard input device, and contains descriptions of software-based input panel (SIP) programming elements.

Touch

Contains descriptions of touch programming elements.

Touch Gestures

Describes the functionality that allows you to receive single-touch gesture data, and contains descriptions of gesture programming elements.

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