Sync Framework Unmanaged API
This section of the Sync Framework documentation provides reference material for the interfaces, functions, and data types in the unmanaged API that Sync Framework provides for the following features and components:
Core components, including simple custom providers, standard custom providers, and the metadata storage service
File synchronization provider (referred to as Sync Services for File Systems in previous releases)
Web feed synchronization components (referred to as Sync Services for FeedSync in previous releases)
The following topics provide introductory information about Sync Framework. If you are already familiar with these topics, see In this Section and Reference for more information.
Benefits of Using Sync Framework
Describes the benefits of using Sync Framework, including its flexible approach, synchronization model, and productive tools.
What's New in Sync Framework 2.1
Describes features that have been added or enhanced in this version of Sync Framework.
Selecting the Appropriate Sync Framework Components
Helps you to find the correct component to use for your synchronization scenario, and describes the Sync Framework architecture.
Installation, Redistribution, and Version Compatibility
Describes the installation packages to install Sync Framework, and how those installation packages can be redistributed with applications that use Sync Framework.
In This Section
Sync Framework Core Components
Provides links to reference topics for core components, including standard custom providers.
Sync Framework Metadata Storage Service Components
Provides links to reference topics for the metadata storage service.
Sync Framework Simple Provider Components
Provides links to reference topics for simple custom providers.
Sync Framework File Synchronization Components
Provides links to reference topics for the file synchronization provider.
Sync Framework Web Synchronization Components
Provides links to reference topics for Web synchronization components.
Implementing a Standard Custom Provider
Describes the tasks that are required of a synchronization provider, and provides links to topics that show how to create a standard custom provider.
Sync Framework Metadata Storage Service
Describes the metadata storage service, which can be used by custom providers as a convenient way to store and process synchronization metadata.
Implementing a Simple Custom Provider
Describes the types of data stores that simple providers are designed for, and discusses important features such as filtering and conflict handling.
Describes how to synchronize file systems by using Sync Framework.
Synchronizing Web Feeds
Describes how to synchronize RSS and Atom feeds with data in a local store by using Sync Framework.