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Microsoft® Silverlight® Edition: Programming Windows® Phone 7 by Charles Petzold

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Isolated Storage

Every program installed on Windows Phone 7 has access to its own area of permanent disk storage referred to as isolated storage, which the program can access using classes in the System.IO.IsolatedStorage namespace. Whole files can be read and written to in isolated storage, and I’ll show you how to do that in the program that concludes this chapter. For the program that following I’m going to focus instead on a special use of isolated storage for storing application settings. The IsolatedStorageSettings class exists specifically for this purpose.

For application settings, you should be thinking in terms of the whole application rather than a particular page. Perhaps some of the application settings apply to multiple pages. Hence, ...

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