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RAPI Functions

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

Before you can invoke any RAPI functions, you must initialize the underlying communications layer between the host computer and the Windows Embedded CE-based device, which must be connected to the host computer through a cable or a cradle. There are two versions of the RAPI initialization function you can use: CeRapiInit and CeRapiInitEx. CeRapiInit does not return until the connection is made, an error occurs, or another thread calls CeRapiUninit.

CeRapiInitEx works slightly differently. Instead of blocking the calling thread, it returns an event handle to indicate when initialization is complete. Use CeRapiInitEx to avoid blocking a thread inside a call to CeRapiInit. CeRapiInitEx returns immediately and continues initialization until the connection is made, until an error occurs, or until there is a call to CeRapiUninit. When CeRapiInitEx is complete, it sets the event specified in the heRapiInit member of the RAPIINIT structure. After calling CeRapiInitEx, check the return value to determine whether an error occurred. If the call was initially successful, call the MsgWaitForMultipleObjects function to wait for the event handle passed back in the heRapiInit member of the RAPIINIT structure. When the event is set, check the hrRapiInit member of the RAPIINIT structure to determine whether the connection was successful. To shut down or to stop the connection process, call the CeRapiUnInit function.

The following table shows the complete set of Remote API (RAPI) functions.

Function Description

CeCheckPassword

Compares a specified string to the system password.

CeCloseHandle

Closes an open object handle.

CeCopyFile

Copies an existing file to a new file.

CeCreateDatabase

Creates a new database.

CeCreateDatabaseEx

Creates a new database in the object store or in amounted volume.

CeCreateDirectory

Creates a new directory.

CeCreateFile

Creates, opens, or truncates a file, pipe, communications resource, disk device, or console. Returns a handle that can be used to access the object. Opens and returns a handle to a directory.

CeCreateProcess

Runs a new program. Creates a new process and its primary thread. The new process executes the specified executable file.

CeDeleteDatabase

Removes a database from the object store.

CeDeleteDatabaseEx

Removes a database from the object store or a mounted database volume.

CeDeleteFile

Deletes an existing file from the object store.

CeDeleteRecord

Deletes a record from a database.

CeEnumDBVolumes

Enumerates all mounted database volumes and returns the name for each.

CeFindAllDatabases

Retrieves information about all databases of a given type residing on the Windows Embedded CE device. Also, copies information to an array of CEDB_FIND_DATA structures.

CeFindAllFiles

Retrieves information about all files and directories in the given directory of the Windows Embedded CE object store. Also, copies information to an array of CE_FIND_DATA structures.

CeFindClose

Closes the specified search handle. The CeFindFirstFile and CeFindNextFile functions use the search handle to locate files with names that match a specified name.

CeFindFirstDatabase

Opens an enumeration context to enable an application to enumerate all databases in the object store.

CeFindFirstDatabaseEx

Opens an enumeration context for all databases in a database volume.

CeFindFirstFile

Searches a directory for a file whose name matches the specified file name. CeFindFirstFile examines subdirectory names in addition to file names.

CeFindNextDatabase

Retrieves the next database in an enumeration context.

CeFindNextDatabaseEx

Retrieves the next database in an enumeration context.

CeFindNextFile

Continues a file search from a previous call to the CeFindFirstFile function.

CeFlushDBVol

Flushes information from a database volume to permanent storage.

CeGetClassName

Retrieves the name of the class to which the specified window belongs.

CeGetDesktopDeviceCaps

Retrieves device-specific information about a specified device.

CeGetDiskFreeSpaceEx

Retrieves the amount of space on a disk volume on a remote Windows Embedded CE–based device.

CeGetFileAttributes

Returns attributes for a specified file or directory.

CeGetFileSize

Retrieves the size, in bytes, of the specified file.

CeGetFileTime

Retrieves the date and time that a file was created, last accessed, and last modified.

CeGetLastError

Returns the calling thread's last-error code value.

CeGetSpecialFolderPath

Gets the path to a special shell folder.

CeGetStoreInformation

Fills in a STORE_INFORMATION structure with the size of the object store and the amount of free space currently in the object store.

CeGetSystemInfo

Returns information about the current system.

CeGetSystemMetrics

Retrieves the dimensions, widths, and heights of Windows display elements and system configuration settings.

CeGetSystemPowerStatusEx

Retrieves the power status of the system.

CeGetTempPath

Gets the path to the directory designated for temporary files.

CeGetVersionEx

Obtains extended information about the version of the operating system that is currently running.

CeGetWindow

Retrieves the handle to a window that has the specified relationship to the specified window.

CeGetWindowLong

Retrieves information about the specified window. Also retrieves the 32-bit (long) value at the specified offset into the extra window memory of a window.

CeGetWindowText

Copies the text of the specified window's title bar — if it has one — into a buffer. If the specified window is a control, the text of the control is copied.

CeGlobalMemoryStatus

Gets information on the physical and virtual memory of the system.

CeMountDBVol

Issues a mount request for a database volume that contains both data and an integrity log. Also, returns a CEGUID that is the globally unique identifier(GUID) of a mounted database.

CeMoveFile

Renames an existing file or a directory, including all its children.

CeOidGetInfo

Retrieves information about an object in the object store.

CeOidGetInfoEx

Retrieves information about an object in the object store or a mounted database volume.

CeOpenDatabase

Opens an existing database.

CeOpenDatabaseEx

Opens an existing database on any database volume, including mounted databases.

CeQueryInstructionSet

This function queries a Windows Embedded CE-based device to determine whether it supports the specified processor-specific instruction set.

CeRapiFreeBuffer

Frees the memory on the desktop computer allocated by a call to CeFindAllDatabases, CeFindAllFiles, or CeReadRecordProps.

CeRapiGetError

Reports remote API related failures, and can be used to determine whether a call failed due to a failure in the remote API.

CeRapiInit

Attempts to initialize the Windows Embedded CE remote application-programming interface.

CeRapiInitEx

Attempts to initialize the Windows Embedded CE remote application-programming interface and initially returns an event handle.

CeRapiInvoke

Can be used as a general-purpose mechanism to remotely execute a routine.

CeRapiUninit

Uninitializes the Windows Embedded CE remote application-programming interface.

CeReadFile

Reads data from a file, starting at the position indicated by the file pointer.

CeReadRecordProps

Reads properties from the current record.

CeReadRecordPropsEx

Reads properties from the current record.

CeRegCloseKey

Releases the handle of the specified key.

CeRegCreateKeyEx

Creates the specified key. If the key already exists in the registry, the function opens it.

CeRegDeleteKey

Deletes a named subkey from the specified registry key. The subkey to be deleted cannot have any subkeys.

CeRegDeleteValue

Removes a named value from the specified registry key.

CeRegEnumKeyEx

Enumerates subkeys of the specified open registry key.

CeRegEnumValue

Enumerates the values for the specified open registry key. Also, copies one indexed value name and data block for the key each time it is called.

CeRegOpenKeyEx

Opens the specified key.

CeRegQueryInfoKey

Retrieves information about a specified registry key.

CeRegQueryValueEx

Retrieves the type and data for a specified value name that is associated with an open registry key.

CeRegSetValueEx

Stores data in the value field of an open registry key. It can also set additional value and type information for the specified key.

CeRemoveDirectory

Deletes an existing empty directory.

CeSeekDatabase

Seeks the specified record in an open database.

CeSetDatabaseInfo

Sets various database parameters, including the name, type, and sort-order descriptions.

CeSetDatabaseInfoEx

Sets various database parameters, including the name, type, sort-order descriptions, and compression of the database.

CeSetEndOfFile

Moves the end-of-file position for the specified file to the current position of the file pointer.

CeSetFileAttributes

Sets a file's attributes.

CeSetFilePointer

Moves the file pointer of an open file.

CeSetFileTime

Sets the date and time that a file was created, last accessed, or last modified.

CeSHCreateShortcut

Creates a shortcut.

CeSHGetShortcutTarget

Retrieves the shortcut's target path.

CeSyncStart

Begins synchronization between a desktop and a remote Windows Embedded CE–based device.

CeSyncStop

Stops synchronization between a desktop and a remote Windows Embedded CE–based device.

CeUnmountDBVol

Unmounts a database volume.

CeWriteFile

Writes data to a file. It starts writing data to the file at the position indicated by the file pointer.

CeWriteRecordProps

Writes a set of properties to a single record, creating the record if necessary.

RAPIEXT

Used to create a RAPI extension on a Windows Embedded CE function.

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