Memory Watcher

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported


This code sample is named Memwatcher. It demonstrates how to create a custom Today Screen for devices running Windows Mobile 6 Professional or Windows Mobile 6 Classic.

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\memwatcher

    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. Copy the CAB file to your mobile device and execute it.

  2. From the Start menu on the mobile device, click Settings > Personal > Today > Items.

  3. Click OK. This causes Windows Mobile to reload all of the Today Screen applications, including Memwatcher.


This sample builds as a DLL called Memwatcher.dll, and creates a CAB file called

Development Environments

Pocket PC SDK: Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK 

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: Version 4.5.

See Also


Code Samples for Windows Mobile

Other Resources

Writing a Custom Today Screen Item