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Programming Windows® Embedded CE 6.0 Developer Reference, 4th Edition by Douglas Boling

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Chapter 7. Memory Management

If you have an overriding concern when you write a Microsoft Windows CE program, it should be dealing with memory. A Windows CE machine might have only 16 MB of RAM. This is a tiny amount compared with that of a standard personal computer, which typically needs 512 MB or more. In fact, memory on a Windows CE machine is so scarce that it’s sometimes necessary to write programs that conserve memory even to the point of sacrificing the overall performance of the application.

Fortunately, although the amount of memory is small in a Windows CE system, the functions available for managing that memory are fairly complete. Windows CE implements almost the full Win32 memory management API available under Microsoft Windows XP ...

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