Setup in a CAB

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported


This code sample is named SetupDLL. It demonstrates how to create a setup CAB file for installing a Windows Mobile powered application to mobile device.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs


To run the code sample

  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\SetupDLL

    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. During the installation and the uninstallation, SetupDLL is invoked, and prompts the user for confirmation to perform either the installation or the uninstallation of an application.

  2. During installation, CfgClient invokes the cfgclient Push-Client with the "/register" parameter, so that the client can register itself with the push-router during the installation.

  3. During uninstallation, CfgClient is invoked with the "/unregister" parameter, so that the client can unregister itself with the Push-Router.


SetupDLL is a user-interactive sample of a setup.dll that can be included in CAB files to perform complex installation and uninstall operations.

In its default form, SetupDLL is designed to work as the setup dll for the WAP Provisioning Client code sample — should it be encapsulated in a CAB file.

To use the application, you must package it with an application in a .CAB installation archive file.

Development Environments

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

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: Version 4.5.

See Also



Code Samples for Windows Mobile
WAP Provisioning Client

Other Resources

Optional Setup.dll Files for Installation
Troubleshooting Application Installation