Windows CE Base Team Blog

Windows CE kernel and storage technologies and system tools.

September, 2005

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    OS updates and the hive-based registry

    • 4 Comments
    Posted by: Sue Loh I attempted to document this behavior in the file that has become http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wcedata5/html/wce50conUpgradingtheHiveBasedRegistry.asp . It is not very discoverable information though, I fear. And some...
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    Shared Heap Pitfalls

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I just saw someone on our newsgroups make a recommendation that to get past the Windows CE 32MB per-process VM limitation, you can use shared heaps to make your allocations. I would like to explain some of the pitfalls of choosing...
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    Tools -> Options -> Build

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    Posted by: Sue Loh If you have just done an install of Platform Builder, and opened it for the first time, and seen this dialog box: (here is the text, to make it more likely that someone can search the web and find this article) The setting...
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    Flush with care

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I would like to add some comments to extend what was said on a recent post on the Windows Mobile blog . It says that developers can use RegFlushKey to make sure their registry data persists, but that legacy applications will be okay...
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    CD/DVD-ROM drive doesn't mount when using the Hive-Based registry

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    We received the following question today on our Base Team Blog email alias. I figured it would be worth making the reply into a post since I've heard the same issue arise on a few other occasions. Question: We are working on a platform with two...
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    Readlog summary output: process run times

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    Posted by: Sue Loh Today I got a question about the readlog summary output: When using the most recent version of readlog.exe with the '-s' (summary) option, I noticed that execution time for each process is divided between "Thread Run Time"...
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    POOM replication on WM5

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I just recently learned that EDB, the database engine that is used for most of the POOM (calendar/contacts/etc) data on WM5, does not expose a replication layer to application developers. The CEDB engine which was previously used...
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    Fun question: How many people work on Windows CE?

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    Posted by: Sue Loh C'mon. Give it a guess. How many jelly beans are in the jar? I want to know what you think. A count of Microsoft full-time employees. Oh and be specific whether you're talking about *WINDOWS CE* or *WINDOWS MOBILE* as a whole. ...
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    Persisting PIM data

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    Posted by: Sue Loh I'm posting this information because for some reason it falls out of my head like a sieve. I've had to ask our PIM team about it multiple times and every time I forget again. (Sigh) The Personal Information Manager (contacts,...
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