Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Microsoft XAML Fundamentals 2: Content and Properties.
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- [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 in a location that makes sense for your computer. This is how I organize my copy. I have a courseware folder on my C drive. Then a child folder for each course that has exercises. This one's named XAML02, and here's my copy of the exercise files folder. In order to use the exercises in the folder you'll have to have Visual Studio 2015 installed.
I encourage you to install the latest update for Visual Studio, which is called update three. I use some additional third party tools. There are instructions for how to install these tools in the course. Each chapter is numbered, I'll open chapter one. If there is an exercise file available for a video in this chapter, you'll find the matching numbered folder. I'll take a look at the files, in video number five. 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 you'll see there is an SLN file. This is the file that you open in Visual Studio. Since I have Visual Studio installed on this computer I can double-click on this SLN file and that will launch Visual Studio. Now that you've seen how to open the exercise files, let's get started.
- What does content mean in XAML?
- Using dotPeek to show property values for XAML elements
- Expressing content as objects, lists, or dictionaries in XAML vs. code
- Exploring dependency and attached properties
- Working with attached properties in the grid and canvas
- Using custom dependency properties