CeFindNextDatabase (RAPI)

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This function retrieves the next database in an enumeration context.

This method has been deprecated. Use CeFindNextDatabaseEx instead.

CEOID CeFindNextDatabase(
  HANDLE hEnum 


[in] Handle to an enumeration context; this handle is returned from CeFindFirstDatabase.

The object identifier of the next database to be enumerated indicates success. Zero indicates that there are no more databases left to enumerate, or that an error occurred. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError and CeRapiGetError. Possible values for CeGetLastError include the following:


The object store contains no more databases to enumerate.


The hEnum parameter specified an invalid handle.

To loop over all databases in the enumeration, call CeFindNextDatabase until 0 is returned. If a database is deleted during enumeration, CeFindNextDatabase fails and returns ERROR_KEY_DELETED. If this error occurs, you must restart the enumeration with a call to CeFindFirstDatabase. When enumeration is complete, the hEnum handle must be closed by calling the CeCloseHandle function.

Earlier versions of Windows Embedded CE assigned object identifiers to objects in other file systems, such as the file allocation table (FAT) file system. These object identifiers were guaranteed to be unique within a volume, but not across multiple volumes. Effective with version 3.0, only objects in the object store have valid, unique object identifiers and the object store is the only volume that can return an object identifier.

Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 3.0 and later
Windows MobilePocket PC 2000 and later, Smartphone 2002 and later