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Windows Phone 7.5 Data Cookbook by Ramesh Thalli

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SQL CE as a local store

In this recipe, let's explore how we can use SQL CE—an embedded database from Microsoft—as a local store. Some of the features of SQL CE are as follows:

  • It is totally free without any license restrictions.
  • Embedded database means you don't even need to install in order access the database; you can just copy the binary into the project folder and use it like a file.
  • There are two ways to use the SQL CE in Phone applications; one is as a device storage, which allows read/write access, and the other is as an App storage, which allows read-only access. A scenario for the App storage is when you want to ship something like dictionary data or searchable data that doesn't need to be updated by the user.
  • It is supported by Visual ...

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