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Win CE and WM how to change shell from "Explorer.exe"?

by cnet_wd / January 30, 2013 1:49 PM PST

We have Motorola equipment and need to change default shell from explorer.exe to some.RDP file at Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile 6.5.

Need any advice how to do it.


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Sure can do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2013 1:58 PM PST

I usually encounter requests like this but the request is from a non-programmer or they don't own the tools to do the work. That's OK, there are folk that do this for you. Sorry if this sounds like hard work but it is.

My WM apps run on .NET 2.x to 3.5 or WinMo up to about 6.5. Along the way I've done a bit of WM work but without a contract with the office this is all I can offer today.
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by cnet_wd / January 30, 2013 3:33 PM PST
In reply to: Sure can do.

Thank for quick and complete answer, but you are right - it's very hard way.
May be some other, more user-friendly way may be used?

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Sorry about that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2013 1:36 AM PST
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I don't want to sound unfriendly in any way but such work is work and is going to require some app development to slide in the replacement shell and get what you want working.

That is, using the article I linked to your App developer would create the solution you want in an user friendly installer package. That's where it gets friendly.

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