CeDeleteDatabaseEx (RAPI)

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This function removes a database from the object store or a mounted database volume on a remote Windows Embedded CE–based device.

BOOL CeDeleteDatabaseEx( 
  PCEGUID pguid, 
  CEOID oid 


[in] Pointer to the CEGUID that contains the globally unique identifier (GUID)of a mounted database volume.


[in] Object identifier of the database to be deleted.

Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To get extended error information, call CeGetLastError and CeRapiGetError. Possible values for CeGetLastError include the following.

Value Description


A parameter was invalid.


The file is in use.

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

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