Card Autorun

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This code sample is named autorun. It demonstrates how to handle autorun notifications when a storage card is either inserted or removed from the mobile device.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs

  • The autorun.exe utility that ships with the Windows Mobile SDK


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 CE Tools\wce500\Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK\Samples\CPP\Win32\autorun\``autorun.sln

    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

  • The executable must be named "autorun.exe", and you must place it in a processor specific directory (2577) on the storage card.
  • When the storage card is inserted, the application will be launched with "install" as its command-line parameter.
  • When the storage card is removed, the application will be launched with "uninstall" as its command-line parameter.


This code sample requires a storage card to run.


Pocket PC SDK: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.
Smartphone SDK: Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone SDK.
Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.
ActiveSync: Version 4.0.

See Also

Code Samples | Managing Applications on Storage Cards with Autorun.exe

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