SQLite For WinRT
SQLite For WinRT
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Friday, 13 July 2012

The new version of SQLite has added support for WinRT and Metro style applications for Windows 8, and Windows 8 Mobile will also support the lightweight database.

SQLite is an in-process library that implements a self-contained, serverless, transactional SQL database engine. It doesn’t have a separate server process, and it reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files.




The entire SQL database with multiple tables, indexes, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file. SQLite comes as a very small programming library using less than 275K, but you don’t get a client, just the engine that you have to wrap as a WinRT component in order to make use of it in apps written in .NET or JavaScript.




To use the latest version from .NET, there’s a LINQ wrapper in SQLite-Net (https:// github.com/praeclarum/sqlite-net) that avoids the need for you to write your own wrapper.

If you’re writing in JavaScript, SQLite3-WinRT (https://github.com/doo/SQLite3-WinRT) provides a suitable wrapper.

If you’re interested in finding out more, Tim Heuer, XAML Program Manager for Microsoft, discusses how to use the database for Metro style apps in his blog




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