SqlCeReplication Class

Initializes a new instance of the SqlCeReplication object. For more information about SQL Server replication, see the SQL Server Books Online. For more information about merge replication with SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1, see the SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Books Online.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)

public sealed class SqlCeReplication : IDisposable
public final class SqlCeReplication implements IDisposable
public final class SqlCeReplication implements IDisposable

SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 is not currently optimized to serve as a database for Web sites. By default, connections from ASP.NET-connected applications are blocked in SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1. SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 is optimized for use as an embedded database within applications. Using SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 as a database for Web sites requires support for multiple users and concurrent data changes. This can cause performance problems. Therefore, these scenarios are not supported. Other editions of SQL Server, including SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and later versions, are optimized to serve as a database for Web sites.

SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 can be used with ASP.NET in application scenarios where ASP.NET is used to create SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 databases for synchronization scenarios. Use the following code to change the default behavior of SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 to work within ASP.NET.

AppDomain.CurrentDomain.SetData("SQLServerCompactEditionUnderWebHosting", true)


The following example shows how to synchronize data between a SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Subscriber and a SQL Server Publisher. A SqlCeReplication object is created, numerous properties of the SqlCeReplication object are set, and then the Synchronize method is called.

SqlCeReplication repl = null;

    // Instantiate and configure SqlCeReplication object
    //NOTE: when possible, prompt users to enter security 
    //credentials at runtime. If you store credentials in a file, 
    //you must secure the file to prevent unauthorized access.
    repl = new SqlCeReplication();
    repl.InternetUrl = "http://www.adventure-works.com/sqlce/sqlcesa35.dll";
    repl.InternetLogin = "MyInternetLogin";
    repl.InternetPassword = "<enterStrongPassword>";
    repl.Publisher = "MyPublisher";
    repl.PublisherDatabase = "MyPublisherDatabase";
    repl.PublisherLogin = "MyPublisherLogin";
    repl.PublisherPassword = "<enterStrongPassword>";
    repl.Publication = "MyPublication";
    repl.Subscriber = "MySubscriber";
    repl.SubscriberConnectionString = "Data Source=MyDatabase.sdf";

    // Create a local SQL Mobile Database subscription

    // Synchronize to the SQL Server database
catch (SqlCeException)
    // Handle errors here
    // Dispose the repl object

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, Windows CE 5.0
Version Information
.NET Framework and NET Compact Framework
Supported in 3.5
.NET Framework
Supported in 3.0
.NET Compact Framework and .Net Framework
Supported in 2.0