Shell (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


The shell provides the user with an interface to the objects necessary for running applications and managing the Windows Embedded 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.

Windows Embedded CE allows you to implement a wide variety of shells from simple command line interfaces to fully customized graphical user interfaces adapted for your target device. A Windows Embedded CE shell consists of modules and components that each provide a specific area of shell functionality.

Shell Application Development

Provides information about using the shell application components, AYGShell API extensions, creating controls, and the command processor shell.

Shell Reference

Provides detailed information about using the application programming interface (API) set provided by the Windows Embedded CE Shell.

Shell OS Design Development

Provides information about customizing the shell, shell modules and components, and installing a shell.

Shell Registry Settings

Provides information about registry settings for shell, console, command processor, desktop, and Windows Embedded CE Explorer.

Shell Security

Provides information about shell security issues and best practices when using shell components.

Shell Migration

Presents information that is important to know about the shell if you are migrating from one version of Windows Embedded CE to another.

Shell Samples

Contains descriptions of code samples that show how to use the shell.

Graphics, Windowing and Events (GWES)

Provides information about the Graphics, Windowing and Events Subsystem (GWES) module. GWES is the interface between the user, your application, and the operating system (OS).

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