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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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SQLCE Synchronization

In the previous chapter the discussion focused on the issues surrounding, and techniques involving, simple file-based synchronization using ActiveSync. In those scenarios for which it makes sense (typically where the application can use XML or other file formats to exchange data and the device will be regularly cradled for synchronization), using ActiveSync can be a very effective means of synchronizing data.

However, there are a number of other scenarios in which the application requires more robust data storage, as discussed in Chapter 5, and where the device needs to synchronize when not connected to a specific PC. In these scenarios, which typically involve a large number of devices using data from a single back-end ...

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