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05-08-2004, 03:17 PM
I'm not much of a programmer and would like to modify the information that appears on my MPx200 homescreen.

[1] Are there any apps out there that automate the task of adding/creating plugins and/or modifying the home screen information?

[2] If the answer to [1] is no, how/where do I add the .xml scripts I've seen posted.

From what I've gathered doing searches for this info, there is no easy way to modify these things....

Thanks for your help!

05-14-2004, 02:31 AM
If you're looking to really create funky homescreens past the basic pre-installed style...then I'm sorry to say there is no "easy" way. But if you find homescreens that are close to what you are after, it becomes somewhat easy after one or two to modify the XML and accompaning images.

Microsoft has information on Smartyphone Plugins and Homescreen creation here:

There is also a service that will allow you to create basic homescreens and send them to your phone over-the-air here:

Microsoft also has a similar service specific to Verizon/AT&T phones but the link seems to be down at the moment, located here:

All pre-installed XML and images are usually in the IPSM/Windows folder.
This is a ROM folder and you can not add your own files here.

Homescreens and support files that you install should be placed in the IPSM/Application Data/Home folder. (2003 Users = Storage/Application Data/Home folder).

Give editing a basic layout a try and you will get better and better at it.
I can't write my own homescreens...but I can sure edit the heck out of others, customizing the XML and graphics to my tastes.

Have fun.

Kris Kumar
05-15-2004, 05:04 AM
Since you mentioned you are not into programming. How about giving this app a try..
Jeyo Personalizer

I will also go with encece's suggestions..

Another program that comes to my mind is provided by Microsoft..But it is for 2002 only, should work for you, unless you are one of the lucky few with 2003 on your MPx200 ;-)

And if you change your mind or become curious about writing home screens..