Storage Folders and Files
If you’re going to write Windows Store apps, you’re probably going to need to know how to use the Windows Runtime API to access storage folders and files. This video explains the object model and how to access read-only and read-write package files. It then introduces pickers and demonstrates how they’re used to access user files. It then goes into file type associations, file properties, and thumbnails, and concludes by showing how to implicitly access user files and perform rich queries over the folders containing them.
C# Application and Component Types
The C# programming language can be used to build many types of applications and components for different platforms. Come along as Colin demonstrates how to use C# to create Windows Store apps, Windows Phone apps, PowerShell commandlets, and other types of apps, all from the friendly environs of Visual Studio.
Part 3 of Charles Petzold's course on XAML focuses on transforms, also known as matrix transforms or transform matrices. Historically, transforms have been the property of the graphics gurus, but in XAML-based environments, transforms are very easy to use. They are available to every programmer, and can be applied to any element. Transforms are crucial for realizing techniques such as sideways text, drop shadow, and reflection, and can be vital to developing a modern user interface. Learn how to use all the various kinds of transforms, discover the mathematics behind transforms, and explore techniques for persuading the XAML layout system to recognize transformed elements.
Getting Started with Visual Studio ALM and TFS 2013
Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides you with the software development tooling to deliver continuous value from requirements to production. It’s a completely integrated, highly flexible suite that will help you reduce barriers and reduce cycle times. In this introductory session, Mike walks through Visual Studio ALM and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013, and then shows you how to get started.
Transactions and Locking
Up to this point in the course, you've been working as if you were the only user in the database. In the real world, you will encounter multiple users working simultaneously, often attempting to make changes to the same data at the same time. In this session, you'll learn to handle conflicts by wrapping action statements inside a transaction and controlling how aggressively SQL Server goes about locking data.