Persistent Login Testing Woes Solution – Windows Phone 7

This week I’ve been working on the Background Agents for PictureMe Universe on Windows Phone 7. I had some interesting issues with the Isolated Storage not acting the way I had hoped with regard to being global through my app. That said, this week the “global Isolated Storage” issue went away by loading a fresh version of PictureMe Universe (app) onto the device and stopping the debugger, then testing. Isolated Storage seems to “reset” once I stop debugging. So for example, if you have an application where you’d like the user to “sign up” and then save some data for a persistent login every time the user returns to the app, I recommend stopping the debugger (once you have the other nuances smoothed out already) to test the persistent login functionality. Hope this helps someone experiencing the same issue.

For more information on Windows Phone 7 Isolated Storage see: Isolated Storage Tutorial

For more information on Windows Phone 7 Background Agents see: Background Agents Tutorial