Hardware Navigation

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported


This code sample is named HWNavigation. It demonstrates how custom controls should interact with the system to track and display the focus rectangle, and how focus in list-views can be separated from selection when so desired.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs


To run the code sample

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

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\HWNavigation

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

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

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).

To use the application

  1. This sample will build as an application called "HWNavigation.exe".

  2. Copy "HWNavigation.exe" onto your device and run it.

  3. Use arrow keys to move between the dialog controls and action/return keys to perform actions.


HWNavigation illustrates how focus moves around a dialog box when the user performs hardware navigation actions.

Development Environments

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

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: VersionĀ 4.5.

See Also


Code Samples for Windows Mobile

Other Resources

Window Control Reference