Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Microsoft XAML: 1 Core Concepts.
- [Narrator] 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 where it makes 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. This one is named Xamal01, and here is my copy of the Exercise Files. In order to use the exercises in this folder, you'll have to have Visual Studio 2015 installed. Each chapter is numbered.
I'll open chapter number two. If there's an exercise available for a video in this chapter, you'll find a matching numbered folder. Let's take a look at the files for video number four. 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 folder. Inside this folder is a file with a sln extension. This is the file that you open in Visual Studio. Since I have Visual Studio installed on this computer, I can double click on the sln file, and it will launch Visual Studio.
Once I enter Visual Studio, you'll see the project over here in the Solution Explorer. Now that you've seen how to open the Exercise Files, let's get started.
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