Get Device's Phone Number

Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported


This code sample is named GetPhoneNumber. It demonstrates how to retrieve a mobile device's phone number.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs

Source File Listing

  • getphonenumber.cpp
    The application entry point (message box containing phone number if available).
  • stdafx.cpp
    The precompiled type source file.
  • stdafx.h
    The precompiled header.


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\GetPhoneNumber

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

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

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).


For this sample, it is assumed that the mobile device uses a SIM with the device's phone number programmed into it. Some devices do not store their phone number on a SIM. For these devices, there is no way to programmatically determine the device's phone number and this sample will not successfully return the number.

This application does not need to run Privileged (i.e., it does not need to be signed with a certificate from the privileged store).

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