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Roam Application Data

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  • Hello,

    I've looked at the guidelines for roaming application data via the ApplicationData.Current.RoamingFolder folder and my scenario doesn't fit perfectly with the guidelines.  For example: I would like to store application data, not just settings, and this data could grow past the roaming limit.  And, the nondeterministic roaming is not ideal.

    So what is available to quickly synchronize application data between all computers using the same live id?  Wish list:

    * Fast synchronization (< 2 mins)

    * Ability for my application to access the data if offline

    * I don't care too much about special conflict resolution if temporal changes occur on more than one device.

    * Larger dataset limit, like 2MB for example

    Obviously I could roll my own, but I am hoping there is something built into the system for this.  I contemplated SkyDrive but thought (perhaps incorrectly) that because my application's data has no use to the user outside of my application, it isn't a good fit for SkyDrive.

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    Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:27 PM

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  • well first about your wishlist:

    Fast synchronization (< 2 mins) => depends on size of files and the speed of the internet connection of the user. No way you can be sure of this ev

    But no there isnt something build into the OS. You will need to go for a own implementation, which can be based on skydrive but then the user get access yes. so then a custom service will be needed.

    • Marked as answer by Paul W Coleman Sunday, September 16, 2012 8:27 PM
    Sunday, September 16, 2012 12:57 PM