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Ryan asked on 05 May 2011, 11:28 PM
Hi,

I have a requirement that I need to allow any user who uses our silverlight gridview app the ability to save the report with the filters/groupings/settings.  But they need to be able to see those settings regardless of what computer they are on, so I need to be able to save them to probably XML, and then either save them to a public share or ideally, back to a database to retreive.

I suppose I see:
taking the existing RadGridViewSettings.cs file and converting it so that instead of saving it to the isolated storage, it is instead saving it as a string of XML.

I could then pass that string via a web service and save it to my database as part of my settings table.

Then do the reverse to load those settings.

Does this seem possible?

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Milan
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answered on 06 May 2011, 08:29 AM
Hi Ryan,

This is indeed possible. If you look at the Save method you will notice that the data is serialized into a stream which can stored anywhere - using Isolated Storage is just one option.

using (IsolatedStorageFileStream stream = new IsolatedStorageFileStream(PersistID, FileMode.Create, file))
                        {
                            serializer.WriteObject(stream, this);
                        }

Keep in my that Silverlight application do not have access to the full file system and storing and retrieving information from and to random files can be tricky. You may try saving the setting is a database. 


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Milan
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