Windows Mobile 6.1 Welcome Center and Compact Framework

May 21, 2008 — Leave a comment

For those not familiar, Windows Mobile 6.1 comes with a new application called Welcome Center which basically is a help system for users. 

WelcomeCenter

I was running some hopper tests on Task Manager 2.0 and looking through the hopper.log file I noticed the following line:

STATS: \Windows\welcomecenter.exe -> #NETCF_AGL_PARK_\Windows\welcomecenter.exe: Time in State =          0 secs ( 0.0%); Actions =      2; Visits =      2; Last visit =    196 actions ago

If you noticed #NETCF_AGL_PARK_ then you know that this means the application WelcomeCenter.exe uses Compact Framework and this is a welcoming surprise.  Let’s hope this trend continues with other apps from the Windows Mobile team and other teams within Microsoft!

As for Task Manager 2.0 here is a screen shot of the new version.

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And yes we do know that Windows Mobile 6.1 has a Task Manager included but ours does not filter out any processes or applications, allows you to terminate processes, end applications, terminate threads, change thread priorities and view all threads and modules loaded for a process.  The same binary also works on different platforms such as Windows CE, Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6. It’s also written using Compact Framework  and leverages the Smart Device Framework.

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