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Deprecated Features in Windows Mobile 6

Windows Mobile 6.5
4/12/2010

The following terms, APIs and features are deprecated in Windows Mobile 6 and should not be used in new projects.

The following product names have been replaced.

Product Name Comment

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The new name for this class of device is Windows Mobile Classic. For more information see the topic What's New in Naming Conventions for Windows Mobile 6.

Windows Mobile for Pocket PC Phone Edition

The new name for this class of device is Windows Mobile Professional.

Windows Mobile for Smartphone

The new name for this class of device is Windows Mobile Standard.

The following functions should not be used in new projects.

API Comment

BatteryNotifyOfTimeChange

This function is deprecated and does nothing.

GetServiceHandle

This function is deprecated. To obtain a service handle, call CreateFile with the same prefix of the service whose handle must be retrieved.

ServiceIoControl

This function is deprecated. To obtain a handle to a service, call CreateFile.

gethostbyname

The gethostbyname function has been deprecated by the introduction of getaddrinfo.

gethostbyaddr

The gethostbyaddr function has been deprecated by the introduction of getnameinfo.

HrGetOneProp

This function may be deprecated in future versions of MAPI.

CreateFileForMapping

This function is deprecated for Windows Mobile devices. To create or open a file that can be used for memory mapping, call CreateFile.

GetAdaptersInfo

This function retrieves adapter information for the local computer. This function is deprecated in favor of GetAdaptersAddresses.

GetStoreInformation

GetStoreInformation is deprecated. Use GetDiskFreeSpaceEx instead.

CePimCommand

The function CePimCommand has been deprecated and is no longer used for creating Outlook Mobile menu add-ins. Use the function IContextMenu instead.

PFN_KEYBD_EVENT_CALLBACK PFN_KEYBD_EVENT_CALLBACK_EX

These functions are deprecated. The keyboard driver does not implement these functions.

DeregisterDevice

This function has been deprecated. Use DeactivateDevice instead.

RegisterDevice

This function has been deprecated. Use ActivateDeviceEx instead.

SmsReadMessage

The IMailRuleClient interface supersedes the functionality of the deprecated SmsReadMessage function.

IInkStrokes::ToString

The ToString method of the IInkStrokes collection is deprecated. It should not be used for handwriting recognition applications.

The following database-related features should not be used in new projects.

API Comment

ADOCE

CE Data Access (ADOCE) has been deprecated. Use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition instead.

CEDB

CEDB is obsolete in Windows Mobile as of Windows Mobile 6. Use EDB instead.

CeCredFree

This function frees the buffer that is allocated by CeCredRead. This function is deprecated. Use the CredFree function instead.

CeCredRead

This function returns a pointer to a credential structure that is specified by the target string. This function is deprecated. Use the CredRead function instead.

CeCredWrite

This function creates or updates a credential that is specified by the target string. This function is deprecated. Use the CredWrite function instead.

IRAPISession::CeSetDatabaseInfo

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeSetDatabaseInfoEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeReadRecordProps

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeReadRecordPropsEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeOpenDatabase

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeOpenDatabaseEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeOidGetInfo

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeOidGetInfoEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeFindNextDatabase

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeFindNextDatabaseEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeFindFirstDatabase

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeFindFirstDatabaseEx instead.

IRAPISession::CeDeleteDatabase

This method has been deprecated. Use IRAPISession::CeDeleteDatabaseEx instead.

CeSetDatabaseInfo (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeSetDatabaseInfoEx (RAPI) instead.

CeReadRecordProps (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeReadRecordPropsEx (RAPI) instead.

CeOpenDatabase (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeOpenDatabaseEx (RAPI) instead.

CeOidGetInfo (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeOidGetInfoEx (RAPI) instead.

CeFindNextDatabase (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeFindNextDatabaseEx (RAPI) instead.

CeFindFirstDatabase (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeFindFirstDatabaseEx (RAPI) instead.

CeDeleteDatabase (RAPI)

This method has been deprecated. Use CeDeleteDatabaseEx (RAPI) instead.

The following security terms, policies and structures have changed.

Feature Comment

In the security model documentation, "untrusted" and "unprivileged" are the deprecated terms for normal.

For more information, see the topic Windows Mobile Device Security Model.

SECPOLICY_WAPSIGNEDMSG

This policy has been deprecated. Use SECPOLICY_OMACPNETWPINMSG (4141), SECPOLICY_OMACPUSERPINMSG (4142), and SECPOLICY_OMACPUSERNETWPINMSG (4143) instead. Although this policy is still supported, you cannot query for 4107 policy value. For more information, see the topic Security Policy Settings.

SECPOLICY_USEENCRYPT

This setting has been deprecated. Use SECPOLICY_SMIMEENCRYPTION and SECPOLICY_SMIMEENCRYPTIONALGORITHM For more information, see the topic Security Policy Settings.

CREDENTIAL

This structure is used by the Credential Manager API to read credentials from and write credentials to the registry. This structure is deprecated. Use the CRED structure instead.

The following features have changed.

Feature Comment

eMbedded Visual Basic

eMbedded Visual Basic (eVB) is deprecated. To develop applications by using Visual Basic, use Visual Basic .NET together with the .NET Compact Framework.

Registering ISAPI filters for raw data notifications is deprecated.

Applications should write ISAPI extensions to process and generate data that is sent to and from the Web server. For more information, see the topic HTTP_FILTER_VERSION.

HSE_REQ_SEND_RESPONSE_HEADER

This request type is deprecated. Use HSE_REQ_SEND_RESPONSE_HEADER_EX instead. For more information, see the topic ServerSupportFunction (ISAPI Extensions) Request Types.

IBrowser, IBrowser2, and IBrowser3

IBrowser, IBrowser2 and IBrowser3 are deprecated and will not be supported in future versions. Instead, use IWebBrowser2 and DWebBrowserEvents2.

IOCTL_POWER_QUERY

This IOCTL queries to determine whether changing power state is feasible. This IOCTL has been deprecated and is not called by the Power Manager.

APPLET

This element is deprecated in HTML 4.0 in favor of <OBJECT>. For more information, see the topic Internet Explorer Mobile HTML Elements.

IOCTL_SERVICE_UNLOAD

This IOCTL is deprecated and should never be used. To cause a service to be unloaded, use the DeregisterService function instead.

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