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Sams Teach Yourself Windows® 8 Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 in 24 Hours by Chad Carter

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Hour 11. Storing Data Locally

What You’ll Learn This Hour:

• Using DOM local storage

• Using DOM session storage

• Making use of the WinJS sessionState object

• Using the WinRT application data

• Saving a canvas contents to an image file

• Using the Indexed Database API

Storing information apps can use is a common need. This can include simple settings for apps or a complete database with thousands of records. During this hour, we look at the different ways to store data locally. We also look at ways to retrieve the data and do work on files we included in our app package.

Knowing the different available options and which storage type to use is important. We discuss application roaming and what data we can store to support that scenario. We ...

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