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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML by John Garland, Jeremy Likness

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4. Data and Content

The Windows Runtime is well-equipped to handle any data you wish to throw at it. It contains components to deal with text, binary data, HTML content, and just about anything else you can transfer or store. Using WinRT you can save data locally, temporarily, or persist it in a special roaming zone that will synchronize data across multiple Windows 8.1 devices. WinRT will compress the data for you, serialize and de-serialize your objects and parse XML documents with ease. You can even post data to the clipboard to share with desktop apps.

In this chapter you will explore all of the data-related WinRT APIs. You will learn how to send data to the clipboard and store information in local storage. You’ll see how various helper classes ...

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