Chapter 30. Working with files and directories


This chapter covers
  • File dialogs
  • Directories
  • Files
  • Isolated storage


If you’re at your desktop, stop reading for a moment and look at the applications you have open. Of them, how many require file operations? As I write this, I have a number of applications open on my desktop that require file operations: Microsoft Visual Studio, Word, Excel, and Windows Explorer; Adobe Illustrator; Zune, which loads the music from the drive; Rhino 3D, for files, templates, temporary storage, and more; Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, which need temporary storage as well as the ability to save downloaded files; my webcam viewer,[1] because it can save snapshots; and Lync, which stores an archive of conversations ...

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