Creating Code For Simplicity but Logic For Need
In this article we will learn about the collection Data Sources of Windows Phone App Studio with cloud storage. First we will learn about collection Data Sources and then we will see how to add them to our application and how to enable cloud storage in it. In my previous article we saw how to work with static collections. In this article I’ll focus on “App Studio resources” or Cloud storage options of collection Data Sources. Before that let’s take a brief introduction to various collection types.
Collection Data Source
Windows Phone App Studio supports two types of collection Data Sources. One is static data resource based and the other is App Studio Data Service based. Both Data Source types have their own specific use and the differences between them become very clear from the next paragraph. This article is focused on cloud data storage only.
App Studio Cloud Data Service
This article is focused on the App Studio cloud data service.
Adding Collection Data Source
To add a collection Data Source:
You are done with adding the Data Source. Now the next step is to make it ready for our use.
Setting Collection Data Source
To add the data or content in your Data Source:
Enabling Cloud data service
So far it has been the same as we have done in a static Data Source but now we want to store our data in the cloud. To store our data in the cloud we need to use a cloud storage service provided by App Studio. This service is named “App Studio Data Service”. To use this service:
If everything is done correctly then you will notice that your Data Source icon is now changed to the cloud Data Source type.
Now you can change the data of your app even after it is published. The data of your app will be automatically updated.
In this article we used the dynamic resources type collection. In my previous articles I have already explained how to import, export, alter tables and explained static Data Sources. In my next few articles we will create some wonderful apps using this Data Source and collection service. Thank you for reading this article. Don’t forget to comment and share.