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Basic Shell

Windows Mobile 6.5
Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported
8/28/2008

This code sample is named BasicApp. It demonstrates how to use the major Shell APIs to interact with the Windows Mobile platform and the Windows Embedded CE operating system. This sample assumes that you already understand basic concepts like the WinMain functions, instance handles, and message loops.

Feature Area

Shell Application Development

Relevant APIs

CreateWindow function

RegisterClass function

SetForegroundWindow function

SHCreateMenuBar function

SHGetUIMetrics function

SHHandleWMActivate function

SHHandleWMSettingChange function

SHInitDialog function

SHLoadImageResource function

WM_HIBERNATE message

  1. Navigate to the solution file (*.sln), and double-click it. By default, the solution files are copied to the following folders:

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\Common\CPP\Win32\BasicApp

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

  2. Build the solution (Ctrl+Shift+B).

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).

SDK: Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK and Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK  

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: Version 4.5.

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