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Windows Phone 8 Application Development Essentials by Tomasz Szostak

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Chapter 4. Integrating with Windows Phone

In this chapter, we focus our attention on the features delivered by Windows Phone SDK that help in integration with devices. We have described mechanisms that existed in previous versions of Windows Phone, such as the file API or some launchers and choosers, and also those released in the newest version of Windows Phone, such as the background agent or live tiles:

  • Isolated storage
  • Settings API
  • File API
  • Live tiles and notifications
  • Background agent
  • Toast notifications
  • Launchers
  • Choosers

Isolated storage

Isolated storage is a space designed for storing data that is used in an application. Why isolated? Because this piece of memory is available only within an application; other applications don't have access to the ...

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