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FIX: You may experience problems with change notifications after you call the SHChangeNotifyRegister or the SHChangeNotifyDeregister function on a Windows CE 5.0-based device

On a Microsoft Windows CE 5.0-based device, you run an image that supports the AYGShell API set catalog item. After you register multiple windows, you may experience one or more problems.

Problem 1

You use the SHChangeNotifyRegister function to register a list of windows to receive change notifications. However, when an event occurs that causes a change notification, only the last registered window receives the change notification. For example, this issue will occur when you create or delete a folder.

Problem 2

You call the SHChangeNotifyDeregister function to remove a window from the file notification chain. However, the removed window may still receive the change notification when certain events occur.
This problem occurs because of an offset calculation fault.

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (September 2008). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this software update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • On the Build OS menu, make sure that the following options are selected, and then click Sysgen:
    • Clean Before Building
    • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build
    • Make Run-Time Image After Build
  • On the Build OS menu, click Open Release Directory. At a command prompt, type blddemo clean -q, and then press ENTER.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes or the later file attributes that are listed in the following table.

File nameFile sizeDateTime
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- armv4i.msi566,27210-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- mipsii.msi572,92810-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- mipsii_fp.msi573,44010-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- mipsiv.msi574,46410-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- mipsiv_fp.msi574,97610-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- sh4.msi563,71210-Sep-200819:01
Wincepb50-080910-kb957139- x86.msi552,96010-Sep-200819:01

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
File nameFile sizeDateTimePath
Notification.cpp56,15709-Sep- 200821:11\private\shell\shellpsl\haveaygshell
Shellpslayg.lib166,07409-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\armv4i\debug
Shellpslayg.lib140,75809-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\armv4i\retail
Shellpslayg.lib165,98009-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii\debug
Shellpslayg.lib146,24209-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii\retail
Shellpslayg.lib166,02809-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\debug
Shellpslayg.lib146,28809-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsii_fp\retail
Shellpslayg.lib168,66009-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv\debug
Shellpslayg.lib146,43409-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv\retail
Shellpslayg.lib168,70809-Sep- 200821:11\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\debug
Shellpslayg.lib146,48609-Sep- 200821:10\public\shell\oak\lib\mipsiv_fp\retail
Shellpslayg.lib144,44209-Sep- 200821:09\public\shell\oak\lib\sh4\debug
Shellpslayg.lib133,22009-Sep- 200821:09\public\shell\oak\lib\sh4\retail
Shellpslayg.lib135,86409-Sep- 200821:09\public\shell\oak\lib\x86\debug
Shellpslayg.lib125,37209-Sep- 200821:09\public\shell\oak\lib\x86\retail
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the SHChangeNotifyRegister function, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:For more information about the SHChangeNotifyDeregister function, visit the following MSDN Web site:For more information about the AYGShell reference, visit the following MSDN Web site:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 957139 - Last Review: 09/27/2008 00:09:15 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Windows CE 5.0

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