Basic Shell

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported


This code sample is named BasicApp. It demonstrates how to use the major Shell APIs to interact with the Windows Mobile platform and the Windows Embedded CE operating system. This sample assumes that you already understand basic concepts like the WinMain functions, instance handles, and message loops.

Feature Area

Shell Application Development

Relevant APIs

CreateWindow function

RegisterClass function

SetForegroundWindow function

SHCreateMenuBar function

SHGetUIMetrics function

SHHandleWMActivate function

SHHandleWMSettingChange function

SHInitDialog function

SHLoadImageResource function


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\BasicApp

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

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

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).

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