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At the last Mobile and Embedded DevCon held at Bangalore, India, I spoke about the Windows CE Remote API, better known as RAPI.

RAPI is currently not available in the .NET Framework. To alleviate this issue, I have started working on a managed RAPI to get the functionality in the managed world - following is how the code looks like:
                                CERapi rapi = new CERapi();
			if (rapi.Init(5000) != InitReturnCode.Success)
				Console.WriteLine("Unable to initialize RAPI");
				Console.WriteLine("Initialized RAPI");

				CESystemInformation si = rapi.SystemInformation;

				// Processor Details
				Console.WriteLine("Processor Architecture: {0}",si.ProcessorType.ToString());
				Console.WriteLine("Processor Level: {0}",si.ProcessorLevel);

				// OS Details
				Console.WriteLine("OS: {0}",si.OSPlatform.ToString());
				Console.WriteLine("Version: {0}.{1}.{2}",si.MajorVersion,si.MinorVersion,si.BuildNumber);
				Console.WriteLine("CSD: {0}",si.CSDVersion);

				// Storage Details
				Console.WriteLine("Total Storage: {0} MB",si.StoreTotalSize/(1024.0*1024.0));
				Console.WriteLine("Free Storage: {0} MB",si.StoreFreeSize/(1024.0*1024.0));

				Console.WriteLine("Temp Folder: {0}",si.TempFolderPath);
				Console.WriteLine("Programs Folder: {0}",si.GetSpecialFolder(CESpecialFolder.Programs));
				// shutdown RAPI
				if (rapi.Shutdown() == false)
					Console.WriteLine("Unable to shutdown RAPI");
And heres' the sample output:

Posted on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:11 AM VS.NET 2002/2003 , VS 2005 , .NET Compact Framework , Embedded Development | Back to top

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