This tutorial builds on the steps and the sample app from the previous tutorial [Get started with data]. Before you begin this tutorial, you must complete at least the first tutorial in the working with data series[Get started with data].
1. In Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, open the project that you modified when you completed the tutorial [Get started with data].
2. Press the **F5** key to run the app, then type text in **Insert a TodoItem** and click **Save**.
3. Repeat the previous step at least three times, so that you have more than three items stored in the TodoItem table.
2. In the MainPage.xaml.cs file, replace the **RefreshTodoItems** method with the following code:
private void RefreshTodoItems()
// Define a filtered query that returns the top 3 items.
To prevent data overflow in mobile device clients, Mobile Services implements an automatic page limit, which defaults to a maximum of 50 items in a response. By specifying the page size, you can explicitly request up to 1,000 items in the response.