Chapter 5. Developing for the .NET Micro Framework

Retaining Data

To be truly useful, a device must be able to retain data. On a large computer with an operating system, you can save information by writing it to a file. Files are stored in persistent media (for example, a magnetic disk) and can be reloaded later. The operating system provides support for a filing system, which uses named files to hold information that is used by programs. When you want to save something, you open a file and write to it. To retrieve the information, you can open and read the same file. The .NET Micro Framework gets by without an operating system, but ...

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