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This code sample is named Crossword. It demonstrates how to build system metric awareness into an application. Crossword can detect screen resolution and orientation.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs


This solution consists of three projects.

  • BaseSample
    The basic application, which is a crossword game.
  • HiDpiAware
    The HiDPI-aware version of BaseSample.
  • LandscapeAware
    The Landscape/Portrait-aware version of BaseSample.


To run the code sample

  1. Navigate to one of the solution files (*.sln), and double-click it. By default, the solution files are copied to the following folders:

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\Crossword\BaseSample\BaseSample.sln

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\Crossword\Landscapeaware\LandscapeAware.sln

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\Crossword\Hidpiaware\HidpiAware.sln

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

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

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).

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

How Applications Detect and Respond to Screen Rotation