FIX: SQL Server CE connection causes an out-of-memory condition when you create many SqlCeDataReader objects

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Article ID: 827837
BUG #: 4165 (SSCE)
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Symptoms

When you create many SqlCeDataReader objects on a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition (SQL Server CE) connection in a Microsoft .NET Compact Framework application, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Not enough storage is available to complete this operation.
This error message indicates that an out-of-memory condition occurred on the handheld device. This problem may occur even if sufficient free physical memory is available in the handheld device.

Resolution

A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS
NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date          Time   Version        Size    File name
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20-Aug-2003   03:30  2.0.5620.0  1,403,972  Ssce20.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

More information

The hotfix that is provided in this article may only work if all the SqlCeDataReader objects are on the same open SQL Server CE connection.

References

For more information about the SqlCeDataReader class, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.data.sqlserverce.sqlcedatareader(vs.71).aspx
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325815 INF: Using SqlCeDataReader with SQL Server CE 2.0 in Visual Basic .NET
834279 Methods to dispose of SQL Server CE managed objects from memory

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Article ID: 827837 - Last Review: June 20, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbqfe kberrmsg kbvirtualmem kbdatabase kbbug kbfix KB827837

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