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Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Second Edition by David Durant, Paul Yao

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Chapter 8. Synchronizing Mobile Data

In Chapter 6, ADO.NET Programming, we covered managing and displaying data on a Windows CE device using ADO.NET and SQL Server CE. In this chapter, we expand outward to retrieve that data from a desktop SQL Server and post it back to the desktop after it has been modified on the device.[1]

THREE THINGS MAKE UP THE CORE of a typical SQL Server CE application scenario: a Windows CE device, some data to be stored, and a user who is most likely—though not necessarily—mobile. While scaled down from its desktop and server counterparts, SQL Server CE supports a very capable database engine that can easily support a single stand-alone database.

In addition, the SQL Server CE database engine has built-in support for sharing ...

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