Windows Mobile – Ctlpnl.exe arguments

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Did you know you can launch ctlpnl.exe to open a defined applet directly?

OK, here we go:

ctlpnl.exe cplmain.cpl,26

will open the Wireless Manager. You can use that in a .lnk file if you need a direct option to launch ctlpnl.exe with a specific applet:

255#"\windows\ctlpnl.exe" cplmain.cpl,26

REMEMBER: do NOT add a newline in the .lnk ASCII file!

Here is a list of know arguments:

0  -  Contrast
1  -  Password
2  -  Owner Information
3  -  Power
4  -  Memory
5  -  About
6  -  Backlight
7  -  Align Screen
8  -  Input Method
9  -  Sounds & Reminders
10 -  Remove Programs
11 -  Menus
12 -  Buttons
13 -  Today Settings
14 -  Domain Enrollment
15 -  Beam
16 -  Clock & Alarms
17 -  Configure Wireless Networks
18 -  Regional Settings
19 -  Connections - i.e. My ISP, My Work
20 -  Phone Settings - Network Selection, Call barring etc
21 -  ??
22 -  Manager Certificates
23 -  Bluetooth
24 -  Error Reporting
25 -  GPS Port Settings
26 -  Wireless Manager, WLAN, Bluetooth, Phone
27 -  Encryption
28 -  USB to PC
29 -  Customer Feedback
30 -  Task Manager

Update:

To open directly a tab of an applet, add the tab number (starting by 0):

For example for the bluetooth applet

255#"\windows\ctlpnl.exe" cplmain.cpl,23,0

255#"\windows\ctlpnl.exe" cplmain.cpl,23,1

255#"\windows\ctlpnl.exe" cplmain.cpl,23,2

0, 1 , 2 are for the tabs available in an applet (here for Bluetooth):
0: Devices
1: Mode
2: COM Ports

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