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  • Blog Post: Flush-On-Close Registry Flushing

    I received several questions in the past regarding registry testing related to the Flush-On-Close functionality. So I'll talk about this a little bit in this blog. This functionality is for the hive-based registry and it is disabled by default. When it's enabled, it will flush the registry aggresively...
  • Blog Post: Porting CEDB apps to EDB

    Posted by: Sue Loh Apparently I missed this post on the Windows Mobile team blog a long time back. I just learned about it, and still think it is worth noting in case anyone ends up at our blog looking for this information. Porting applications from CEDB to EDB: http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile...
  • Blog Post: CEDB vs. EDB

    Posted by: Sue Loh CEDB was created as a lightweight database API for Windows CE. A long time back, before I started at Microsoft, maybe the CE 2.0 days or even earlier. It originally ONLY stored its data in the object store. But then as flash got cheaper and people started building more devices with...
  • Blog Post: Dumping Registry Hives and CEDB Database Volumes

    Posted by: Sue Loh Once in a while people ask how to find out what's inside the boot.hv or other .hv files from their image or from persistent storage. Or, less frequently, they ask how to look at the contents of a CEDB database volume on the desktop side. You probably don't know, but internally hives...
  • Blog Post: Flush with care

    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 because we've built some persistence into the...
  • Blog Post: POOM replication on WM5

    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 for POOM in WM2003 exposed a "bit-based replication...
  • Blog Post: OS updates and the hive-based registry

    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 of the information in that doc has gotten vague...
  • Blog Post: Boot Persistence Terminology

    Posted by: Sue Loh Today I was describing what "warm boot," "cold boot," and "clean boot" mean to someone, and it turned out that it was a more complicated topic to understand than I had realized. So I figured I should share it. Luckily that "someone" was on the documentation team, so I expect this...
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