Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Microsoft XAML: 3 Type Converters and Resources.
- [Instructor] If you are a member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this title. The files are in a folder named Exercise Files. Put this folder in a location that make sense for your computer. This is how I organized my copy. I have a Courseware folder on my C drive, then a child folder for each course that has exercises. This one is named XAML03, and here is my copy of the files used in the course. In order to use the exercises in this folder, you should have Visual Studio 2015 installed.
I encourage you to update to the latest version of Visual Studio, which is called Update 3. Each chapter is numbered. I'll open chapter one. If there is an exercise available for a video in this chapter, you'll find a matching numbered folder. I'll take a look in this folder here, 03_CreateTypeConverter. This is the Start folder for the project. In some videos, there's also a Done folder containing the final version of the project created in the video. I'll open the Start video. You see this SLN file here, the file with the sln extension? This is the file that you'll open in Visual Studio.
I'll double click on this SLN file and it will launch Visual Studio. Over here on the right side of the screen, you'll see the solution I just opened. Now that you've seen how to open the exercise files, let's get started.
- Creating custom type converters
- Creating custom markup extensions
- Adding parameters
- Using resources
- Working with styles, colors, data, and templates in resources
- Creating resources
- Locating resource files
- Loading resource files