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Using Local Database in Windows Phone Apps

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In my previous posts, we looked at how to store data in Windows Phone Apps using Local Storage and Isolated Storage. In this post we will take a look at how to create a Local Database for storing data of our Windows Phone app. Database are great storage option when your app want to store some relational data. The database gets created into the local app folder and is only accessible to the same application.

We will be using the LINQ to SQL assembly and mainly the classes present in the System.Data.Linq and System.Data.Linq.Mapping namespace to create our database schema and perform CRUD operations on it.

In this demo, we will create a sample application that will store Students Information in the database. For each student, we will also store the courses that the student has taken. Lets get our hands dirty.

Open Visual Studio –> New Project –> Windows Phone Blank App and name the application “LocalDatabaseWPApp”.

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Written by Mako

May 12th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Getting Started With Windows Phone Development

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I started developing application for the Windows Phone platform a few months ago. There are a lot of things i learned along the way and i want to share all that with you through a series of blog posts. In the current post, we will focus on the basic and will develop a very simple app for the Windows Phone platform.

Getting The Development Tools

To develop applications for Windows Phone 8, you will need to download and install the Windows Phone 8 SDK. You can get the sdk by going to and clicking on “Download Dev Tools” which will take you to the page from where you can download the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Please be aware of the minimum system requirements that is needed. You will need Windows 8 64 bit or Windows 8 pro 64 bit version or higher if you want to use the Windows Phone 8 Emulator. You will also need Visual Studio 2012/2013 installed. If you don’t have VS 2012/2013 on your machine, the setup will install the Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone. For running Windows Phone Emulator, you will need Windows 8 pro or higher and a processor that supports SLAT. If your system doesn’t meet the requirement for Emulator, you can still develop applications using the SDK but you will need a Windows Phone 8 device to test your app. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mako

March 31st, 2014 at 7:18 am