Shell OS Design Development (Windows CE 5.0)

Windows CE 5.0
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The shell provides the user with an interface to the objects necessary for running applications and managing the Windows CE operating system on a target device. These can be real objects on the target device, such as files and folders; virtual objects, such as the Recycle Bin; or remote objects accessed through a network.

In This Section

Shell Overview
Provides information about the modules and components that implement the Shell functionality in Windows CE.
How to Customize the Appearance of Common Controls
Provides the steps necessary to increase the uniqueness and functionality of your OS design by customizing the appearance of its user interface elements.
How to Customize the Shell
Describes how to work with the standard shell source code in your own OS design.
Selecting Shell Components
Describes the shell components that are available for an OS design.
Including a Command Processor
Provides a description of the command line processor.
Including the Standard Shell
Provides a description of the standard shell.
Including the Taskman Shell
Provides a description of the Taskman shell.
Shell Components
Describes the elements hosted by the shell, such as common controls and Control Panel.
Hiding System Sound Events
Describes the sound events available through the shell.
Creating a Welcome Application
Describes how to add an application to your OS design that runs once when the user starts the Windows CE-based device for the first time.
Installing a Custom Shell
Describes how to register your own application as a shell.
Enabling Shell Callback Functions
Describes the callback functions that your shell application must support.
Shell OS Reference
Provides reference information for shell programming elements.
Control Panel
Describes the implementation details for creating Control Panel applications.

Related Sections

Developing OS Design Elements
Provides a list of topics related to adding and customizing elements of an OS design.

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