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Sample Home Screen Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Compact 2013)

3/28/2014

In Windows Embedded Compact, you can implement a sample home screen for your Windows Embedded Compact powered device that is based on XAML for Windows Embedded and provides several different themes.

For more information, see Sample Home Screen.

For more information about how to add or remove catalog items, see Create Your First OS.

The following table describes the catalog item and associated SYSGEN variable you can use to add the sample home screen to your OS.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable

Description

Dependencies

XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen

SYSGEN_XRSHELL

Adds the sample home screen, a XAML for Windows Embedded-based home screen with a configurable XAML-based UI.

None.

The following table describes the catalog items and associated SYSGEN variables you can use to select a display screen configuration for the layout of UI elements in the sample home screen.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable

Description

Dependencies

640 x 480 Portrait

IMG_SCREEN_SMALL

Provides a layout of UI elements in the sample home screen for 640 x 480 display screens.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

800 x 480 Landscape

IMG_SCREEN_MEDIUM

Provides a layout of UI elements in the sample home screen for 800 x 480 display screens.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

1920 x 1080p Landscape

IMG_SCREEN_LARGE

Provides a layout of UI elements in the sample home screen for 1920 x 1080 display screens.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

The following table describes the catalog items and associated SYSGEN variables you can use to select a theme for the sample home screen.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable

Description

Dependencies

Default Theme

IMG_XRST_THEME_0

Provides a default theme appearance for the sample home screen that has a purple gradient background and list box with application shortcuts. Works with all screen sizes.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

Theme 1

IMG_XRST_THEME_1

Provides Theme 1, an appearance for the sample home screen that has a silver background with animated icons that have the appearance of radiation. Works with all screen sizes.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

Also requires a display screen configuration.

Theme 2

IMG_XRST_THEME_2

Provides Theme 2, an appearance for the sample home screen.

If IMG_SCREEN_SMALL is selected, this theme has a blue background and list box with application shortcuts.

If IMG_SCREEN_MEDIUM is selected, this theme has an orange background with ambient wave effects.

If IMG_SCREEN_LARGE is selected, this theme has a blue gray background with black buttons that are application shortcuts.

Requires XAML for Windows Embedded based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

Also requires a display screen configuration.

Theme 3

IMG_XRST_THEME_3

Provides Theme 3, an appearance for the sample home screen.

If IMG_SCREEN_SMALL is selected, this theme has a purple background and list box with application shortcuts.

If IMG_SCREEN_MEDIUM is selected, this theme has a blue background with honeycomb visual effects.

If IMG_SCREEN_LARGE is selected, this theme has an orange background with ambient wave effects.

Requires swe based Sample Home Screen (SYSGEN_XRSHELL).

Also requires a display screen configuration.

You can configure the control panel applications contained in the sample by adding SYSGEN variables listed in the Control Panel Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables topic.

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