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This code sample is named myBackLight. It demonstrates how to create a simple Control Panel application for Windows Mobile Professional or Windows Mobile Classic.
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 6.5.3 DTK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\myBackLight
Microsoft Visual Studio launches and loads the solution.
Build the solution ( Ctrl+Shift+B).
Deploy the solution ( F5).
After you build this code sample, you can configure Visual Studio to debug it remotely on the mobile device by following these steps.
In Visual Studio, right-click the myBackLightproject in Solution Explorer, and then click Properties.
Expand Configuration Properties, and click Debugging.
In Debugger to launch:, select Smart Device Native Debugger.d
In Remote Executable, type \Windows\ctlpnl.exe.
In Command Arguments, type myBackLight.cpl.
Click OK to save your changes.
Press F5 to begin debugging.
Using the application
- To view the control panel application in
Settings. You might need to reset the mobile device.
- Control panel applications can be started programmatically. The
format of the command is:
This sample does not actually control the backlight, it simply illustrates how a control panel application is implemented.
The resulting file, "myBackLight.cpl", will be deployed to the \Windows directory on the mobile device.
Pocket PC SDK:Windows Mobile Professional SDK
Development Environment:Visual Studio 2005 or 2008.