Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Demystifying Windows 10 Universal Apps and Cross-Platform Development.
- If you are a member of Lynda.com, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this title. I've copied the Exercise Files to my Desktop. Let's take a look. In order to use the exercises in this folder, you'll have to have Visual Studio 2015 installed. You'll also need to have the Universal Apps components and the Xamarin, and Apache Cordova components installed in Visual Studio. There are instructions for how to install these tools in the course. Each video is numbered. If there is an exercise or example available for the video, you'll find a matching numbered folder here.
We'll open this first one. Inside each numbered folder are the individual Exercises Files. In some of the examples, there might be a Start or a Done folder, but that's not the case in this example. I'll drill down one more folder, and this is the file I'm looking for, the one with the sln extension. This is the file that you open in Visual Studio or Blend for 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. Now I'm in Visual Studio, and you can see on the right side of the screen, the Solution and Project have loaded.
Let me close this and show you one more thing. In this version of Visual Studio, there's an interesting set of folders that are added to some projects. This appears to be a bug in Visual Studio, so you can go ahead and delete either of these folders, they're not necessary for the application. Now that you've seen how to open the Exercise Files, let's get started.