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SqlCeReplication.ExchangeType Property

Specifies whether the synchronization between the Publisher and the Subscriber is bi-directional or upload only.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in

public ExchangeType ExchangeType { get; set; }
/** @property */
public ExchangeType get_ExchangeType ()

/** @property */
public void set_ExchangeType (ExchangeType value)

public function get ExchangeType () : ExchangeType

public function set ExchangeType (value : ExchangeType)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The ExchangeType constant that specifies whether data merges up to the Publisher only, or in both directions between the Publisher and the Subscriber.

ExchangeType can be either of these constants:




Merges all changes between the Publisher and Subscriber (default).


Only merges the Subscriber changes with the Publisher.

BiDirectional is used first to upload data to the Publisher. After the upload is complete, data is then downloaded to the Subscriber. The ExchangeType property is forced to BiDirectional during initial synchronization or when a ReinitializeSubscription is requested.


SQL Server Compact Edition does not support the ExchangeType value Download.

Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0