Version 4.0

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Downloads: 61
Change Set: 27106
Released: Jan 6, 2014
Updated: Mar 25, 2014 by DJonesEmbedded
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Release Notes


  • This download (Version 4.0), as above, is as in Source Code (Tab)
    • Is zipped up folder from 3rdParty

This needs an update to bring it in line with the version in Compact13Tools (Soon).


  1. Delete <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell if it exists
    • eg c:\wince800\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell
    • Backup first if required.
  2. Download the release and Unblock it (File properties)
  3. Unzip contents to a temporary directory
  4. Copy the unzipped folder Compact13Minshell within the unzipped contents to <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\
    • Not the outer Compact13Minshell-27106 folder
    • ie Should now have new version of <WINCEROOT>\3rdParty\Compact13Minshell
  5. Then refresh the Catalog.


  1. Remove MinShell from OS Components in Catalog.
  2. Select Third Party/Embedded101/Compact13MinShell component
  3. Rebuild the OS
  4. See documentation (Coming) on changing the desktop image and background color whilst the OS is running.


VERSION 4.0 (This release)

  • Desktop Background image is not bound to resources but specified in registry.
Desktop Background image file now loaded from filename in as specified in registry so it can be simply changed
desktop.bmp is specified and default (fall back for if specified file isn't found)..
  • Desktop Background color is also in registry
  • These registry entries and all MinShell menu keys are now in separate registry tree under HKLM\Software\Compact13, away from Microsoft tree,
  • This version will now also be embedded into next release of Compact13Tools, not requiring this download. It will also have an app to auotmatically restart the shell if this Minshell is exited.


  • Major Release
  • Major restructuring of project to simplify extensibility of menu.
  • Apart from some basic menu components (eg. cmd) , all other menu components (and relevant registry settings for Minshell menu) are now in the Compact13Tools Codeplex project:


  • Fixed a couple of typos:
    • djshell.exe entries replaced with compact13minshell.exe in .BIB and .REG


  • Run added to menu

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