This function seeks the specified record in an open database on a remote Microsoft® Windows® CE–based device.
CEOID CeSeekDatabase( HANDLE hDatabase, DWORD dwSeekType, DWORD dwValue, LPDWORD lpdwIndex );
[in] Handle to the open database in which to seek the record.
[in] Specifies the type of seek operation to perform. It is one of the values in the following table.
Value Description CEDB_SEEK_CEOID Seek until finding an object that has the specified object identifier. The dwValue parameter specifies the object identifier. This type of seek operation is very efficient. CEDB_SEEK_VALUESMALLER Starting from the current position, seeks backward toward the start of the sort. Always seeks backward, regardless of sort order. In ascending order, this finds the largest value smaller than the specified value; in descending order, this finds the smallest value larger than the specified value.
If none of the previous records has a value that meets the search criteria, the seek pointer is left at the end of the database and the function returns 0. The dwValue parameter is a pointer to a CEPROPVAL structure.
CEDB_SEEK_VALUEFIRSTEQUAL Begins at the start of the sort and seeks forward until finding the first value that is equal to the specified value. Always seeks forward, regardless of sort order. If the seek operation fails, the seek pointer is left at the end of the database, and the function returns 0. The dwValue parameter is a pointer to a CEPROPVAL structure. CEDB_SEEK_VALUENEXTEQUAL Starting from the current seek position, seeks exactly one position forward in the sorted order and checks if the next record is equal in value to the specified value. If so, returns the object identifier of this next record; otherwise, returns 0 and leaves the seek pointer at the end of the database. This operation can be used in conjunction with the CEDB_SEEK_VALUEFIRSTEQUAL operation to enumerate all records with an equal value. The dwValue parameter is a pointer to a CEPROPVAL structure. CEDB_SEEK_VALUEGREATER Starting from the current position, seeks backward toward the start of the sort. Always seeks forward, regardless of sort order. In ascending order this finds the smallest value greater than the specified value; in descending order this finds the largest value smaller than the specified value.
If none of the following records has a value that meets the search criteria, the seek pointer is left at the end of the database and the function returns 0. The dwValue parameter is a pointer to a CEPROPVAL structure.
CEDB_SEEK_BEGINNING Seeks until finding the record at the specified position from the beginning of the database. The dwValue parameter specifies the number of records to seek from the beginning. CEDB_SEEK_CURRENT Seeks backward or forward from the current position of the seek pointer for the specified number of records. The dwValue parameter specifies the number of records to seek from the current position. The function seeks forward if dwValue is a positive value, or backward if it is negative. CEDB_SEEK_END Seeks backward for the specified number of records from the end of the database. The dwValue parameter specifies the number of records to seek from the end.
[in] Specifies the value to use for the seek operation. The meaning of this parameter depends on the value of dwSeekType.
[out] Pointer to a variable that receives the index from the start of the database to the beginning of the record that was found. This parameter can be NULL.
Note Passing a non-NULL value for lpdwIndex will cause the call to be slower, and should be avoided whenever possible.
The object identifier of the record on which the seek ends indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError and CeRapiGetError. CeGetLastError may return ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER if a parameter is invalid.
The CeSeekDatabase method always uses the current sort order of the database.
If the database was opened using CeOpenDatabase and the CEDB_AUTOINCREMENT flag was specified for the dwFlags parameter , the database pointer is incremented by one record with each read operation that occurs on the database.
Note that a seek can only be performed on a sorted property value. After creating a database using CeCreateDatabaseEx and opening the database using CeOpenDatabaseEx, subsequent calls to CeSeekDatabase assume the sort order that was specified in the propid parameter of the call to CeOpenDatabaseEx.
To use a negative value for the CEDB_SEEK_CURRENT case, cast a signed long value to a DWORD. This changes the effective range on the record indexes to 31 bits from 32.
Multiple sort orders cannot be specified for a single property.
When a CEPROPVAL structure is required to seek, the propid parameter must be set to PROPID of the sort order specified in the CeOpenDatabaseEx call.
Note Earlier versions of Windows CE assigned object identifiers to objects in other file systems, such as the file allocation table (FAT) file system. These object identifiers were guaranteed to be unique within a volume, but not across multiple volumes. Effective with version 3.0, only objects in the object store have valid, unique object identifiers and the object store is the only volume that can return an object identifier.
Pocket PC: Pocket PC 2002 and later
Smartphone: Smartphone 2002 and later
OS Versions: Windows CE 3.0 and later
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