CHAPTER 27

Accessing a remote database from a Universal Windows Platform app

After completing the chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Entity Framework to create an entity model that can retrieve and modify information held in a database.

  • Create a Representational State Transfer (REST) web service that provides remote access to a database through an entity model.

  • Fetch data from a remote database by using a REST web service.

  • Insert, update, and delete data in a remote database by using a REST web service.

Chapter 26, “Displaying and searching for data in a Universal Windows Platform app,” shows how to implement the Model–View–ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. It also explains how to separate the business logic of an app from the user interface (UI) ...

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