CHAPTER 16

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Files

With options ranging from IndexedDB to session state to local settings and more, you have many options when deciding how to save something for use at a later time. In this chapter, I’ll cover working with an entirely different type of data: files.

Perhaps the application you’re building will work with photos, spreadsheets, documents, or any other types of files. While you may find it possible to save your files using another technique, such as in an IndexedDB database, Windows 8 applications can read, write, and delete files to the user’s file system. Computers have been storing files in file systems for a very long time, and ...

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