Chapter 8. Creating Data Sources

The WinJS library includes two objects which you can use as data sources—the List and the StorageDataSource objects. If you need to use a ListView or FlipView with other types of data, then you need to write a custom data source.

The goal of this chapter is to explain how you can write custom data sources. In this chapter, I explain how you can create three custom data sources:

FileDataSource—The file data source stores data on the local file system.

WebServiceDataSource—The web service data source enables you to use a remote web service to retrieve and store ...

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