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Windows Phone 7.5 Application Development with F# by Lohith G. N.

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Chapter 7. Windows Phone and Data Access

In this chapter, we will look at one of the basic needs of any application – data. We will learn how to store and retrieve data for use in an application. This chapter will help us understand the different techniques available to store and retrieve data and will also try to answer the question of determining which approach we should use depending on certain requirements.

Data sources

In this section, we will understand the different sources or origins of a particular piece of data. The data of interest for any application can reside at several locations. For example:

  • Read-only data can be stored in a local file within the application
  • Windows Phone provides an isolated storage where user-specific data can be ...

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