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Make SearchBox remember last user input

Hi community!


I didn't find howto do this, not sure if possible but I think is good idea to improve users experience in Book a room app.


When the user goes to screen where it has a list of rooms list, user must choose the rooms list every time it launches the app. But I was thinking in an improvement: Remember the last search, so the user doesn't need to type same search or scroll down to find the room list every time.



Currently searchBox default value is empty, so I want to add a default value if there is a record in some cache or persistent storage saved last input typed by the user.


Not sure if possible or howto resolve it, so that's main reason why I'm posting this question here.


Any ideas?


Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.


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@PabloE You can have a combination of Both. You can save the current searches in a Collection and Patch it to a Persistent storage when the user quits. When the user starts the App again, you can load the stored values into that same collection (you'll do this in the OnStart of the App or in the OnVisible of the screen) and keep adding to it as the user make more searches. 

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