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I am nearing the completion of implementing the CEFile class that will represent a file on the Windows CE device:

CEFile file =
new CEFile("\\My documents\\myfile.txt");

Once the object is created, we can get various details of the file, like its attributes, size, amongst other things. Also, we can move or copy the file within the device or to the desktop. In addition, functionality has been added to launch the object. The Launch method of CEFile will attempt to open the file present on the device using the shell file-type associations. Below is a snippet as to how the CEFile object can be worked upon:

Console.WriteLine("Filename: {0}",file.Path); // complete path including the file name

Console.WriteLine("Folder: {0}",file.Folder);

Console.WriteLine("File: {0}",file.Filename); // only the file name

Console.WriteLine("Archive: {0}",file.IsArchive.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("Created on: {0}",file.CreationTime.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("LastAccessed on: {0}",file.LastAccessTime.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("LastWritten on: {0}",file.LastWriteTime.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("Size: {0}",file.Size.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("OID on: {0}",file.OID.ToString());

Console.WriteLine("LaunchFile: {0}",file.Launch().ToString());

Console.WriteLine("CopyToDesktop: {0}",file.CopyTo(CEFileSystemDestination.ToDesktop,




Console.WriteLine("DeleteFile: {0}",file.Delete());

Hopefully, by the end of this week, I will be able to release the updated component :)

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2005 9:48 AM VS.NET 2002/2003 , .NET Compact Framework , Embedded Development | Back to top

Comments on this post: CERapi - Working with files using CEFile

# re: CERapi - Working with files using CEFile
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Any way to figure out why a false would be returned? Other than the obvious of course. I am simply trying to move it to the application on the desktop's path. Code is:
CEFile f = new CEFile(cef.Path + "\\" + file);
string s = Application.StartupPath + "\\temp\\" + folders[0];
bool b = f.MoveTo(CEFileSystemDestination.ToDesktop, s);
if (!b)
MessageBox.Show("Move of file did not succeed");
Left by David White on Jul 03, 2005 5:13 AM

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