Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SD cards on WP8 - not good for much more than just storing music and video

Today I was asked how to read office documents from an SD card on Windows Phone 8.

It turns out that the Office app (hub) doesn't support reading from SD cards. :(

I then wondered if it was possible programatically.
A quick check of the file extensions that are reserved and not available to 3rd party apps did not include any of the ones I was interested in: .doc; .docx; .xls; & .xlsx.

It seems that MSDN wasn't telling the whole truth. There is no 3rd party access to file with those extensions either. :(


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