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This code sample is named AXSample. It demonstrates how to use the Active Template Library (ATL) to create an ActiveX control, and how to access that control in a web page.

Feature Area

Internet Explorer Mobile

Relevant APIs

ActiveX Controls

ATL Class Library Reference

Win32 COM 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\Common\CPP\ATL\AXSample

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

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

  3. Open to the AxSample project properties.

  4. Navigate to Configuration Options > Debugging.

  5. Set the Debugger to Launch to Smart Device Native Debugger.

  6. Set the Remote Executable to \windows\iexplore.exe.

  7. Set the Command Arguments to \Program Files\AxSample\AXSample.htm.

  8. Deploy the solution (F5).

    The sample is copied to the device, and is registered. Internet Explorer Mobile then automatically launches and navigates to axsample.htm.

To debug the code sample

  1. Load the AxSample.HTML file with Internet Explorer Mobile.

  2. Try clicking the buttons and circles that are displayed.

To install the certificate from the windows desktop

  1. Click Start > Run.

  2. Type the path-name to SamplePrivDeveloper.pfx certificate, and click OK. By default, this is located in the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Tools\Security\SDK Development Certificates
  3. Double-click the SamplePrivDeveloper.pfx certificate icon. The Certificate Import Wizard appears.

  4. Click Next. The certificate path-name is filled-in.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Next (you do not need a password).

  7. Click Next. Accept the default options; automatically select the certificate store based on certificate type.

  8. 9. Click Finish.

Development Environments

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

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: VersionĀ 4.5.


AXSample. demonstrates how to use the ATL to create an ActiveX control, and how to access that control in a web page.


See Windows Mobile Powered Device Security Model for further details on how to install the SDK certificates onto the mobile device, and how to use the privileged SDK certificate to sign this application.

Source File Listing

  • axsample.cpp
    Implements functions exported by the .DEF file.
  • axsample.def
    The DLL export definitions.
  • axsample.idl
    The MIDL script file.
  • axsample.rc
    The resource script.
  • axsamplectl.cpp
    Implements the ActiveX entry points, including OnDraw.
  • stdafx.cpp
    Defines the precompiled type information.
  • axsamplectl.h
    Defines the COM interfaces to the ActiveX control.
  • resource.h
    The resource script header file.
  • stdafx.h.
    The precompiled header file.

See Also


Code Samples for Windows Mobile

Other Resources

Mobile Web Development
ActiveX Controls