I've encountered some performance issues when developing in ArcPad 10. The first is the loading of the map file. It takes 1 minute with sample data, and once opened each form takes 1 to 2 sec to be displayed, especially when the form contains comboboxes filled from other tables. But it takes 5 sec for some complex geometric calculations including search in all the features. (I think that this delay could increase with data size.)
I think that this performance is due to a large geodatabase including 20 layers with just 6 visible layers. The invisible layers are more like related tables. I used related tables in this way to avoid some design limitations in exporting related tables to ArcPad.
The Question: Can a large number of invisible layers reduce ArcPad performance? What could I do to improve the performance of this ArcPad Application?