Design Guidelines


The user interface guidelines for Windows Mobile Professional and Windows Mobile Classic assist you in developing Windows Mobile applications that provide a good user experience.

In This Section

  • Home Screen Guidelines
    Describes the information the user might want instant access to, and ways to display it when the component is selected.
  • Navigation Guidelines
    Describes the various views (list view, summary view, and edit view). and provides recommendations for using them.
  • Screen Rotation Guidelines
    Describes practical approaches you can take to create screen layouts that accommodate portrait, landscape, and square.
  • Soft Key and Menu Guidelines
    Describes the role that Soft Keys play in the user interface, and how to properly implement them in your applications.

    Note that, beginning with Windows Mobile 6.5.3, soft keys are replaced by touchable tiles on Windows Mobile Professional phones.

  • Usability Guidelines
    Provides a checklist to help you confirm that your application's user interface meets usability requirements.

See Also

Other Resources

Designing Applications for Windows Mobile Platforms
Mobile Web Site Design Overview