Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Create Universal Windows Apps for Xbox One: Build Your First App.
- [Instructor] If you are a member of lynda.com or Linked In Learning, 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 organized my copy. I have a Courseware folder on my C drive and a child folder for each course that has exercises. This one is named Xbox01. Here is the copy of my files for this course. 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. Each chapter is numbered, I'll open chapter three. If there is an exercise available for the video, in this chapter you'll find a matching numbered folder. Let's take a look at the files for video number seven. This is the start folder for the project. In some videos there will be 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 will open in Visual Studio.
Since I have Visual Studio installed on this computer, I can double-click on the solution file and it will launch Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, I can see my solution file and my project file. I encourage you to build the project. This ensures that the project is up to date and ready to be used in the course. Select local machine, then choose build solution. Now that you've seen how to open the exercise files, let's get started.
- Setting up the development environment
- Installing Visual Studio
- Creating a Dev Center account
- Installing and activating Developer Mode on Xbox One
- Pairing Visual Studio with the Xbox
- Mirroring Xbox One content to a PC
- Exploring a UWP app on a PC, mobile device, and Xbox One
- Creating a basic UWP app