Is that a BLOB in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? [Silverlight REST-based Azure/S3 BLOB API updated to run on Windows Phone 7!]

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  1. kcs says:

    Thank you for the WP7 updates!

    Could you please clarify the following?

    Although these comments are in your code:

    // Blob store client for Silverlight isolated storage

    // (TEST-only; browser can't open links from inside isolated storage)

    Are these comments more applicable to the older "SL4 only" version?  It seems like IsolatedStorageBlobStoreClient() works just fine in the WP7 emulator.  I am not sure if you meant to imply that IsolatedStorageBlobStoreClient will NOT work on actual WP7 hardware outside of the emulator or if IsolatedStorageBlobStoreClient should work just fine on real WP7 phones outside of the emulator.  Is there any reason not to use this API as a primary way to work with BLOBS in WP7 IsolatedStorage (in addition to the S3/Azure clients)?

  2. Pete says:

    HAWT pic of your mom? lol 🙂

  3. David Anson says:


    The comment you cite was in reference to the original BlobStore application where users could upload content and then get an HTTP URL for it that they could open directly in the web browser. As you point out, It's not relevant to the Windows Phone 7 sample's "note taking" scenario. I'm sorry about the confusion – there shouldn't be any problem using IsolatedStorageBlobStoreClient on Windows Phone 7.

    Thanks for calling this out!

  4. David Anson says:


    I wondered if that one might have gone a bit too far – so I'm glad to hear you appreciated it. 🙂

  5. erik says:

    Thanks! I am using the api in a WP7 app.  Had to make some modifications that add GetMetaData and handle NextMarker

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