Back in June, I did a few blog posts on Windows Phone 7.1 SDK and some new features for developers. I also did one specifically on Windows Phone and database support as this was a huge pain point for developers including myself. Well with Windows Phone 7.5, things are a lot better. I’ll quickly go through how to get a database up and running, access the data and update the data.
For this sample, we’ll be creating a quick application to track kilometers for a car. We are basically going to have a Car class, and a car will have a collection of Kilometer Entry Items.
Creating our Model
Creating your via code is a manual process, unlike the desktop devs, we don’t have a designer, although I would imagine you could generate the code with the desktop tools and then modify the generated code. I’ll take the long way as you have more control and see what is going on and so you learn more IMO. First we have to create our model and will essentially look like this (NOTE: This is not an extensive Kilometer tracking application, just a sample, feel free to extend, make better and sell on marketplace) Continue reading Windows Phone and Database Support Part 2