Chapter 15. Working with files

This chapter covers

  • Listing files and folders
  • Programmatically accessing files
  • URI standards for file access
  • Using and creating file pickers

Quick! Look at all the applications you currently have open on your computer. How many of them have files open? Those files may be web pages from a remote location, a custom database of email items, a document, a music file, maybe more. Even games need to access data files both for saved games as well as for just general game data.

Most apps need to work with files either as native data for the app or as something they consume and provide value by working with, like music files. Unlike web apps and plug-ins, native apps can be given more access to the filesystem, to ...

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