McObject Offers Perst Embedded Database For Microsoft Windows Phone 7

Software company McObject has announced today the that it is offering support for its Perst object-oriented, open source embedded database on Windows Phone 7. We’ve been hearing a lot about the so called lack of developer support for Windows Phone 7, but each day we see new applications being developed¬†and developers praising Microsoft’s development tools and platform.

There has been some comment about the lack of a client side database for Windows Phone 7 Silverlight. Windows Phone 7 does have SQL Server Compact Edition installed in the OS image, but in the initial release, it is there to support the built-in apps only and has no public API to allow Silverlight developers to use it for data persistence.

However, there is a database available that WP7 Silverlight developers can use: it’s called Perst .NET which is developed by McObject and the source code is pure C# and freely downloadable. As distributed, it works fine with the full .NET Framework, with the .NET Compact Framework and with desktop Silverlight, and they have a demo app of a CRM that runs in the desktop browser in Silverlight (read about it here). Using Perst for .NET, developers using Silverlight can now include true database management system features in their Silverlight applications, including adding persistence to this data by storing it in a container file in isolated storage.

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