save configuration on windows phone in text file

How can we save configuration in text file on windows phone?
how to view the saved config file on phone?
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PawełI Design & Develop SoftwareCommented:
The first question you should ask your self is do you need to save it in a file? the reason i ask this is because winRT apps have something called a local settings dictionary that lets you store value key pairs with very little effort
var localSettings = Windows.Storage.ApplicationData.Current.LocalSettings;

// save a value
localSettings.Values["mydatakey"] = "my data";

// load a value
Object value = localSettings.Values["mydatakey"];

if (value != null)
   var myData = value.ToString();
   //do something with myData


// delete value

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now if you need to save something more complex then just key value pairs, we'll then what i would do is create an class and serialize it to a file.

first you need to pick a serialization strategy, commonly you can use Microsoft's Json or xml data contract serializers, to pull this off you need to create your class and decorate it with the DataContract attributes:
using System;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;

namespace serialize_data
    public class Person
        public string FirstName { get; set; }

        public string LastName { get; set; }

        public DateTime BirthDate { get; set; }

        public Person() { }


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the quick take away is you need to decorate your class with the DataContract Attribute, each property to be serialized needs to be decorated as a DataMember and you require a parameters constructor. so from the snippet you can see that only the first and last names will be serialized.

Now that you have your "storageClass" set up you have to serialize it to a Storage file
private async void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    var pIn = new Person { 
        FirstName = "Pawel", 
        LastName = "Chooch", 
        BirthDate = new DateTime(1984, 01, 01) 

    //serialize using json
    StorageFolder sFolder = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.CreateFolderAsync("Data", CreationCollisionOption.OpenIfExists);
    StorageFile sFile = await sFolder.CreateFileAsync("fileName.dat", CreationCollisionOption.GenerateUniqueName);

    using (var s = await sFile.OpenStreamForWriteAsync())
        var jsonSerializer = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(Person));
        jsonSerializer.WriteObject(s, pIn);

    Person pOut;
    sFolder = await Package.Current.InstalledLocation.CreateFolderAsync("Data", CreationCollisionOption.OpenIfExists);
    sFile = await sFolder.GetFileAsync("fileName.dat");

    using (var s = await sFile.OpenStreamForReadAsync())
        var jsonSerializer = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(Person));
        pOut = jsonSerializer.ReadObject(s) as Person;

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you'll also need to use

And that's basically it, now one thing you may want to look into is a nuget package called you can go to, it's more efficient and more widely used than dataContracts

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