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Windows 8 App Projects - XAML and C# Edition by Nico Vermeir

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CHAPTER 4

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Consuming Data

An application would be nothing without data. Those data can come from a number of different sources, ranging from a local database, XML or JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) files to a database in the Cloud, or a REST (representational state transfer) service. Windows Store applications allow us to use a range of data stores, although the focus lies mostly on Cloud-connected apps. Although the local database of choice was SQL compact edition in Windows Phone 7, it’s now the open source SQLite in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. As far as services are concerned, we can target WCF services, sockets, RSS, oData, REST services, ...

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