Chapter 10. Local storage and databases

Across the wide surface area of a modern smartphone platform, relatively few APIs are used by virtually all applications. Local storage APIs are one such set. Whether you’re building a game or simple utility that only needs to keep track of user settings or a dictionary app that needs to store 100,000 words in an offline database, most developers need to understand how to persist data between invocations of their apps. This chapter reviews the ways that you can read and write settings, files, and structured data in both managed and native code.

Local storage

There are multiple options for reading and writing files in a Windows Phone 8 app, depending on whether you’re writing managed or native code, whether ...

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