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C# for Java Developers by Adam Freeman, Allen Jones

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Isolated Storage

Isolated storage allows applications to store data on a per-user basis in a safe and consistent way. The .NET Framework uniquely identifies applications or assemblies and uses this identity to create a directory where the application can safely write data.

Caution

Isolated storage is not suitable for storing secure or confidential data. The .NET Framework enforces isolation for managed code, but unmanaged code and code with high system trust are able to access the files in the store.

The isolated storage mechanism is the cross-platform equivalent of storing data in the Windows registry. The programmer doesn’t have to be aware of the identity of the current user or the details of where application data will be stored. This section ...

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