Friday, June 4, 2010

Isolated Storage Made Easy

In its most simple form Isolated Storage allows you to save name value pairs and retrieve them at some other time the next time your app runs. Granted we could get into XML and text files etc but I'm going to stick with just name value pairs. Lets take a look at this line:

private void PresistKeyValue(string _Key, string _Value)
StreamWriter MyWriter = new StreamWriter(new IsolatedStorageFileStream(_Key, FileMode.Create, IsolatedStorageFile.GetUserStoreForApplication()));

Nice and simple. using this block we can use a line like this:

PresistKeyValue("foobarkey", "blah blah blah");

this like saves a key falue of 'foobarkey' with the 'blah blah blah' as the 'value'

Now then to get the data you need a block like this:
private string ReturnKey(string _Key)
string Output = String.Empty;

StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(new IsolatedStorageFileStream(_Key, FileMode.Open, IsolatedStorageFile.GetUserStoreForApplication()));

string ALine = String.Empty;
while ((ALine = sr.ReadLine()) != null)
Output += ALine;

return Output;

Yes a little simple but you should be able to lift both of these functions directly and use the code as such like this to regtrieve values:

string SomeValue = ReturnKey("foobarkey");

nice and simple.

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