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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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Merge Replication

In the final section of this chapter, we'll explore the second of the two synchronization mechanisms available through SQLCE, merge replication. Like RDA, the client agent provides an API that applications use to submit replication requests (add and drop a subscription, reinitialize a subscription, and synchronize) over HTTP to the server agent. As with RDA, Compact Framework developers access the API through the SqlCeReplication class in the SqlServerCe .NET Data Provider.

The subscription includes information about an existing publication created on a SQL Server (referred to as the publisher). The publication consists of individual articles or tables that have been enabled for replication.[15] In short, and as shown in Figure ...

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