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Windows Runtime via C# by Jeffrey Richter and Maarten van de Bospoort

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Chapter 5. Storage files and folders

In this chapter, you’ll learn how Windows Store apps access storage files and folders. We’ll start by exploring how apps can access read-only resources such as images, music, and videos embedded in their package files. Then we’ll show how your app can access its own private, per-user data folders to store package-specific data. Of course, apps can access files in many other storage locations, such as the user’s documents and pictures libraries, removable media, and network-shared folders. For security reasons, accessing some of these locations requires either user interaction or that you, as a developer, enable settings in your app package’s manifest file.

This chapter focuses on navigating through files and ...

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