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The ActiveSync mechanism requires notification that the Windows Mobile device has been connected to or disconnected from the desktop. This section explains how connection notification works, and the various methods of implementing it.
In addition to receiving notifications, applications can perform a query at runtime to detect the current ActiveSync state. This includes determining if a device is currently cradled and if synchronization is currently in progress.
When files and data objects are transferred between the desktop and the Windows Mobile device, their format is often converted to accommodate the reduced memory of the device. The conversion is performed by filters, whose use and construction is described in this section.
The relationship between a Windows Mobile device and a desktop is called a partnership. This section explains how a partnership is set up and maintained.