CHAPTER 11

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Data Sources

The core usefulness of an application is in its information. Slick presentation, innovative new device capabilities, gestures, and beautiful controls, all serve the main task of capturing, manipulating, and storing data. Windows Phone 8 connects to data from all over the world through a number of data sources and data types. And if you were looking for a full relational database right on your phone, Windows Phone 8 makes that possible too.

Consuming XML

Some of the data you work with comes to the phone in XML form. Before this raw XML data can become nice usable objects you must first:

  • Load the data into your application ...

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