Chapter 22. App settings and suspend/resume

This chapter covers

  • Creating an app settings UI
  • Using the ApplicationData class
  • Using app settings
  • Handling app suspend and resume

As we near the end of this book, there are a few important topics to cover that most app developers address later in their app development cycle. The first is the persistent storage of application settings. Most apps have some sort of secondary data, typically configuration information that they need to save. Windows 8 provides not only standardized classes for storing and retrieving this data but also a standardized approach to the UI for entering this data.

The second important topic is managing the app’s lifetime. Many apps get away without ever dealing with ...

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