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Best place for images outside of MS Store App?

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  • Newbie question? If multiple Apps share many images, where is the best place to keep them? 

    There will be hundreds of images in each App - some of them duplicate between Apps. I do not want to house them in the Images folder of the C# source code because they may change as time goes on. I would like to locate them "outside" the App and retrieve them when necessary if possible.

    I tried parking them in a website and accessing them this way: 

    ImagePath="http://mywebsite.com/Cookbooks/Receipts/English/Pages/Receipt1.1.1.png". But Go Daddy says I cannot house them that way for a MS store App. 

    So, where is the *best* place to put these images? Website, Web server, OneDrive, Azure, etc. Any other directions for building a scalable and flexible App would be appreciated. Thanks. 


    FS

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:37 PM

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  • Hi,

    The potential issue we cannot pointout. Use GoDaddy or Windows Azure Mobile Services depend on your choice.  I do not use GoDaddy because of it is the 3th product, so I cannot give your some advice. But in general, you can place the images in webservice and that's ok for most windows store app.

    Best Wishes!


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    • Marked as answer by Frank14303 Thursday, February 5, 2015 3:17 PM
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    I think that's depend on your scenario.

    you could also use Windows Azure Mobile Services. There's a good Todo app sample on the following site - http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/tutorials/get-started/

    Or you can use web service, we can use httpClient to communicate with it.
    Please follow this document
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh761504.aspx

    Best Wishes!


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    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:11 AM
  • Thanks Anne! Please allow me to ask the question another way. I wanted to set up a repository and place all the images (~200) in a single folder and access them using a absolute HTTP URI in the App:

    <Image Source="http://www.contoso.com/images/logo.png" alt="Logo" />

    Is that OK for most Windows 8.1 C# Apps or would it have potential scaling issues? I was told NOT to use a regular web site hosting service like GoDaddy. Does that make sense?


    FS

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:44 PM
  • Hi,

    The potential issue we cannot pointout. Use GoDaddy or Windows Azure Mobile Services depend on your choice.  I do not use GoDaddy because of it is the 3th product, so I cannot give your some advice. But in general, you can place the images in webservice and that's ok for most windows store app.

    Best Wishes!


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    • Marked as answer by Frank14303 Thursday, February 5, 2015 3:17 PM
    Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:39 AM