How does the OS use the registry?

Q: As an embedded programmer I am new to all windows development. And as such I am ignorant of the registry. It seems to play a crucial part in the initialization of the OS (device drivers, services, etc) Do you know of a good source of information about how the OS (not individual applications) uses…

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More CE database Q&A

Posting some questions I received from my blog. 1. You mentioned the that the maximum size of an object store is 256MB. Which versions of Windows CE does this apply, Windows Mobile 2003, Pocket PC 2002? It applies to all versions of Windows CE. 2. Do the limitations of database in the object store apply…

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GetTickCount – Truth and Fiction

I was surprised and dismayed to read a recent article in Embedded Systems Programming (http://www.embedded.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=159902113) that gets so many things wrong about the GetTickCount API and portrays Windows CE so negatively. Apparently I’m behind on my reading, since the same author also wrote a previous article on the same subject, to which Mike Hall wrote…

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