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This code sample is named Memwatcher. It demonstrates how to create a custom Today Screen for Pocket PC.

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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\Memwatcher\``memwatcher.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

  1. Copy the CAB file to your mobile device and execute it.
  2. From the Start menu on the mobile device, click Settings > Personal > Today > Items.
  3. Click OK. This causes Windows Mobile to reload all of the Today Screen applications, including Memwatcher.


This sample builds as a DLL called Memwatcher.dll, and creates a CAB file called


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 | Writing a Custom Today Screen Item

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