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cecreatefile (rapi)
 

rapi is for smart devices, not desktop Windows. Therefore, this information only applies to code using the .NET Compact Framework. To see if information for cecreatefile in other DLLs exists, click on Find References to the right.

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Summary
This function creates, opens, or truncates a file, pipe, communications resource, disk device, or console. It returns a handle that can be used to access the object. It can also open and return a handle to a directory.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("rapi.dll", CharSet=CharSet.Unicode)]
public static extern int CeCreateFile(
    string lpFileName,
    uint dwDesiredAccess,
    int dwShareMode,
    int lpSecurityAttributes,
    int dwCreationDisposition,
    int dwFlagsAndAttributes,
    int hTemplateFile);

User-Defined Types:

short FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL = 0x80;
short FILE_ATTRIBUTE_DIRECTORY = 0x10;
short FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY = 0x100;
uint GENERIC_READ = 0x80000000;
uint GENERIC_WRITE = 0x40000000;
short CREATE_NEW = 1;
short CREATE_ALWAYS = 2;
short OPEN_EXISTING = 3;

Notes:

function info on msdn at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wceactsy/html/cerefCeCreateFileRAPI.asp

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Sample Code:

CeCreateFile("\\test.txt", GENERIC_READ | GENERIC_WRITE, 0, 0, CREATE_NEW, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, 0);

Alternative Managed API:

Documentation

OpenNETCF allow to use all the possibilities of the Remote API, http://www.opennetcf.org/library/OpenNETCF.Desktop.Communication.html

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