SqlCeReplication.LoadProperties Method

Retrieves all values stored for the synchronization properties, and then populates the SqlCeReplication class properties with these saved values.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)


Public Function LoadProperties As Boolean
Dim instance As SqlCeReplication
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = instance.LoadProperties
public bool LoadProperties ()
bool LoadProperties ()
public boolean LoadProperties ()
public function LoadProperties () : boolean
Not applicable.


For the LoadProperties function to succeed, you must provide all of the SqlCeReplication object properties unless the database specified in the SubscriberConnectionString has only one subscription. If the database subscribes to only one publication, you can omit the following properties:

If LoadProperties is called without setting these properties, and more than one subscription exists in the database, an error is raised for each subscription in the database. Each error in the collection contains the string parameters of the Publisher, Publication, and PublisherDatabase properties for each subscription in the database.

When SaveProperties is called, the values for the password properties are stored in the database. These values are automatically encrypted with the unique device hardware key. Therefore, if you create a subscription profile on one device (or a server), and then copy the database to a new device, LoadProperties will fail to retrieve the password from the profile. You can provide the correct password manually and then call SaveProperties again to persist the profile on the new device.


The following example shows how to use the LoadProperties method.

    Dim repl As New SqlCeReplication()
    repl.SubscriberConnectionString = "Data Source='Test.sdf'; Pwd='<password>'"

    ' Handle errors here
End Try
    SqlCeReplication repl = new SqlCeReplication();
    repl.SubscriberConnectionString = "Data Source='Test.sdf'; Pwd='<password>'";

catch (SqlCeException)
    // Handle errors here


Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

See Also


SqlCeReplication Class
SqlCeReplication Members
System.Data.SqlServerCe Namespace