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ApplicationDataCreateDisposition enumeration

Specifies options for creating application data containers or returning existing containers. This enumeration is used by the ApplicationDataContainer.CreateContainer method.

Syntax


public enum ApplicationDataCreateDisposition

Attributes

[Version(0x06020000)]

Members

The ApplicationDataCreateDisposition enumeration has these members.

MemberValueDescription
Always | always0

Always returns the specified container. Creates the container if it does not exist.

Existing | existing1

Returns the specified container only if it already exists. Raises an exception of type System.Exception if the specified container does not exist.

Examples

Call the ApplicationDataContainer.CreateContainer | createContainer method to create a settings container or to return an existing container.

This example creates a settings container named exampleContainer and adds a setting named exampleSetting. The Always | always value from the ApplicationDataCreateDisposition enumeration indicates that the container should be created if it does not already exist.

Use the ApplicationDataContainer.Values | values property to access the exampleSetting setting in the exampleContainer container.

Call the ApplicationDataContainer.DeleteContainer | deleteContainer method to delete the exampleContainer settings container when you have finished with it.


Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataContainer localSettings = Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings;

// Create a setting in a container

Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataContainer container = 
   localSettings.CreateContainer("exampleContainer", Windows.Storage.ApplicationDataCreateDisposition.Always);

if (localSettings.Containers.ContainsKey("exampleContainer"))
{
   localSettings.Containers["exampleContainer"].Values["exampleSetting"] = "Hello Windows";
}

// Read data from a setting in a container

bool hasContainer = localSettings.Containers.ContainsKey("exampleContainer");
bool hasSetting = false;

if (hasContainer)
{
   hasSetting = localSettings.Containers["exampleContainer"].Values.ContainsKey("exampleSetting");
}

// Delete a container

localSettings.DeleteContainer("exampleContainer");

Requirements (device family)

Device family

Universal

API contract

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, introduced version 1.0

Namespace

Windows.Storage
Windows::Storage [C++]

Metadata

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract.winmd

Requirements (operating system)

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]

Namespace

Windows.Storage
Windows::Storage [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

Tasks
Quickstart: Local application data (JavaScript)
Quickstart: Local application data (C#/VB/C++)
Quickstart: Roaming application data (JavaScript)
Quickstart: Roaming application data (C#/VB/C++)
Concepts
Application data overview
Reference
ApplicationDataContainer.CreateContainer

 

 

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