When developing a device running Windows Embedded CE or Windows Embedded Compact, you often need to set things up for some application to launch automatically at start up, whether it is to initiate the connection with the development tools, or to launch the application you are testing,… There are different ways to do this, like placing a link or the file in a specific location in the file system, setting up some registry parameters,…
Now there is an easier way, use the AutoLaunch powertoy. AutoLaunch component for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.
A Windows Embedded Compact device is developed as a standalone device to perform a set of designated task. Typically, a Windows Embedded Compact device is designed to automatically launch one or more application when the device power on.
The AutoLaunch component is created to simplify the tasks needed to launch one or more application during start up.
When included to the OS design, in addition to including the AutoLaunch.exe executable to the OS image, the following registry entries are also added to launch the AutoLaunch.exe executable during start up….
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