Join Sara Morgan for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Developing with Visualforce.
- All Lynda.com members have access to the exercise files used in this developer course. To access these files, go to the exercise files area, and look for the zip file to download right to your desktop. The exercise files are organized by chapter. And start with chapter three. You should see a folder for each chapter. For this course, we will be building Visualforce pages. And the markup code for each page will be located in a file with a page extension.
Since this is an introductory course, we will only work with one example, that uses a custom controller in chapter four. In this code file, the class controller file will have a .cls extension. Chapters three, four, and five, will also have a challenge, and a solution folder. And these will also contain code files which will be the solution that I created. I will talk more about the challenges in the next video.
All sample code files will be text-based and therefore can be opened with any text-based editor. Once the code file is open, it can be copy and pasted directly into the online development environment we will be setting up as part of this course. You could open this same file using just Notepad. I would suggest you use your favorite code editor such as Eclipse, which you see here, or Visual Studio. Or if you do not have a tool such as this, you can always download a free editor called Notepad++.
This can be downloaded from the following web site. To get started, all you have to do is go over here and click download. Download it and install it to your machine.
- What is Visualforce?
- Registering for an account
- Building a Visualforce page
- Building a tabbed page
- Configuring permissions
- Using standard list controllers and custom controllers
- Exploring unit testing