Contains the backup and restore functionality available to applications. If a user wipes the data on their device or upgrades to a new Android-powered device, all applications that have enabled backup can restore the user's previous data when the application is reinstalled.
For more information, see the Data Backup guide.
All backup and restore operations are controlled by the Android.App.Backup.BackupManager. Each application that would like to enable backup and preserve its data on remote strage must implement a backup agent. A backup agent can be built by extending either Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent or Android.App.Backup.BackupAgentHelper. The Android.App.Backup.BackupAgentHelper class provides a wrapper around Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent that simplifies the procedures to implement a backup agent by employing backup helpers such as Android.App.Backup.SharedPreferencesBackupHelper and Android.App.Backup.FileBackupHelper.
The backup APIs let applications:
|BackupAgent||Provides the central interface between an application and Android's data backup infrastructure.|
|BackupAgentHelper||A convenient Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent wrapper class that automatically manages heterogeneous data sets within the backup data, each identified by a unique key prefix.|
|BackupDataInput||Provides the structured interface through which a Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent reads information from the backup data set, via its Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent.OnRestore(Android.App.Backup.BackupDataInput, System.Int32, System.Int32) method.|
|BackupDataInputStream||Provides an Java.IO.InputStream-like interface for accessing an entity's data during a restore operation.|
|BackupDataOutput||Provides the structured interface through which a Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent commits information to the backup data set, via its Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent.OnBackup(Android.OS.ParcelFileDescriptor, Android.App.Backup.BackupDataOutput, Android.App.Backup.BackupDataOutput) method.|
|BackupFileType||Enumerates values returned by several types and taken as a parameter of the Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent.OnRestoreFile member.|
|BackupManager||The interface through which an application interacts with the Android backup service to request backup and restore operations.|
|FileBackupHelper||A helper class that can be used in conjunction with Android.App.Backup.BackupAgentHelper to manage the backup of a set of files.|
|FileBackupHelperBase||Documentation for this section has not yet been entered.|
|FullBackupDataOutput||Provides the interface through which a Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent writes entire files to a full backup data set, via its Android.App.Backup.BackupAgent.OnFullBackup(Android.App.Backup.FullBackupDataOutput) method.|
|IBackupHelper||Defines the calling interface that Android.App.Backup.BackupAgentHelper uses when dispatching backup and restore operations to the installed helpers.|
|IBackupHelperExtensions||Documentation for this section has not yet been entered.|
|RestoreObserver||Callback class for receiving progress reports during a restore operation.|
|SharedPreferencesBackupHelper||A helper class that can be used in conjunction with Android.App.Backup.BackupAgentHelper to manage the backup of Android.Content.ISharedPreferences.|