ActiveSync Overview

The ActiveSync feature for Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET provides support for synchronizing data between a Windows-based desktop computer and Windows CE–based portable devices. Using time stamps and user preferences, the synchronization process tracks data changes on both computers, and then transfers the appropriate data so that each computer has the most recent versions. Outdated or unwanted data is discarded.

Feature Summary

The following table shows operating system design information for ActiveSync.

Element Information
Dependencies Desktop side Microsoft ActiveSync® version 3.5 or later is required.
Hardware considerations A serial or USB cable connection is needed for the first synchronization. Subsequent synchronizations can also use IrDA or Ethernet connections.

Modules and Components

The following table shows the components and modules that implement ActiveSync.

Item Module Component
Base Synchronization systemcpl, eventrst, rapisrv, repllog, rra_stm None
File Synchronization cefobj None
Mail and PIM (POOM) synchronization pegobj None
Installer and Uninstaller wceload, unload None

Application Development Topics

Overview of ActiveSync Programming

Establishing an ActiveSync Desktop-Device Partnership

Design Guidelines for ActiveSync Synchronization Service Providers

Managing Connection Notification, File Converters, and Partnerships

StockPor ActiveSync Sample Application

 Last updated on Friday, April 09, 2004

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