Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – Local and Roaming application data storage (Part 5/11)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In previous post (Settings – LINK) I explained how to create application’s settings screed and customize it with application specific UI and data. In this post I will explain how to preserve application settings and other application data. Wind8 CP enables few locations to store application data. Application can use temporary directory to save any kind of information which was possible also before Windows 8. In addition WinRT provides native support saving data in application’s data store as collection of Key Value Pairs. This data can be stored locally or using roaming store. Roaming store will be synchronized...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual dStudio 11 Beta – Customizing Settings Charm (Part 4/11)

Before Windows 8 every application invented its own way to present application settings. Here are very few of them: Some apps even provided standalone applications to manage settings. Also from settings storage perspective every developer had to decide when, where and how those settings are saved and in some cases synchronized between different user’s machines. With Windows 8 Metro applications most of those questions and hard choices are gone. Every Metro application can use system-wide standard way to present settings and collect them in predictable and system-standard way. Windows 8 provides “Settings” charm...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Visual Studio 11 Beta – What’s New (Part 1/11)

Long awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview (Win8 CP) just released! It is not come alone, but accompanied with Visual Studio 11 Beta (VS11)! Both products available for download. The links are: Win8 CP download is available here. Visual Studio 11 Express Beta for Windows 8 download available here. So what’s new for developers? First think you will meet right after installing VS11 is facelift. Compare – VS2010 & VS11: VS11 got Metro-ish face lift! The icons are flat and grey, windows got flat look and feel...