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Android and iOS Mobile Device Development with Azure Mobile Services using HTML5 and JavaScript

, 10 May 2013 CPOL
Tutorial showing how to build an iOS or Android app using Azure Mobile Services with HTML5 and JavaScript in Visual Studio.
$(function () {
    var client = new WindowsAzure.MobileServiceClient('', 'tRiEWWrDmHlZtrqxkAZvqHgNAjctXY75'),
        todoItemTable = client.getTable('todoitem');

    // Read current data and rebuild UI.
    // If you plan to generate complex UIs like this, consider using a JavaScript templating library.
    function refreshTodoItems() {
        var query = todoItemTable.where({ complete: false }); (todoItems) {
            var listItems = $.map(todoItems, function (item) {
                return $('<li>')
                    .append($('<button class="item-delete">Delete</button>'))
                    .append($('<input type="checkbox" class="item-complete">').prop('checked', item.complete))
                    .append($('<div>').append($('<input class="item-text">').val(item.text)));

            $('#todo-items').empty().append(listItems).toggle(listItems.length > 0);
            $('#summary').html('<strong>' + todoItems.length + '</strong> item(s)');

    function getTodoItemId(formElement) {
        return Number($(formElement).closest('li').attr('data-todoitem-id'));

    // Handle insert
    $('#add-item').submit(function (evt) {
        var textbox = $('#new-item-text'),
            itemText = textbox.val();
        if (itemText !== '') {
            todoItemTable.insert({ text: itemText, complete: false }).then(refreshTodoItems);

    // Handle update
    $(document.body).on('change', '.item-text', function () {
        var newText = $(this).val();
        todoItemTable.update({ id: getTodoItemId(this), text: newText });

    $(document.body).on('change', '.item-complete', function () {
        var isComplete = $(this).prop('checked');
        todoItemTable.update({ id: getTodoItemId(this), complete: isComplete }).then(refreshTodoItems);

    // Handle delete
    $(document.body).on('click', '.item-delete', function () {
        todoItemTable.del({ id: getTodoItemId(this) }).then(refreshTodoItems);

    // On initial load, start by fetching the current data

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