Chapter 7. Storing data

This chapter covers

  • Working with application settings
  • Saving files in local storage
  • Database operations
  • Upgrading databases

Most applications require some form of data storage—from user preferences and user-created data to local caches of data stored in a cloud application or web service. Some of the data storage concepts discussed in this chapter will be familiar to .NET Framework developers because they’re limited versions of the same storage technologies that have existed in the .NET Framework for many years. Other concepts are new to the Windows Runtime, and this may be your introduction to them. In this chapter you’ll learn about the differences between the storage APIs in the .NET Framework and the storage ...

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