File picker provider sample
Shows how an app can provide files, a save location, and real-time file updates to other apps through the file picker by participating in the File Open Picker contract, File Save Picker contract, and Cached File Updater contract, respectively. This sample uses the Windows.Storage.Pickers.Provider and Windows.Storage.Provider APIs.
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The sample demonstrates these tasks:
- Provide files by integrating with the File Open Picker contract Uses the following API:
- FileOpenPickerUI class
- Provide a save location by integrating with the File Save Picker contract Uses the following API:
- FileSavePickerUI class
- Provide real-time file updates by integrating with the Cached File Updater contract Uses the following API:
- CachedFileUpdaterUI class
- CachedFileUpdater class
Note This scenario requires the File picker sample. To learn more about integrating with file picker contracts, see Quickstart: Integrating with file picker contracts and Guidelines and checklist for file picker contracts.
Client: Windows 10
Server: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
Phone: Windows 10
Build the sample
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- Press Ctrl+Shift+B, or select Build > Build Solution.
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Deploying the sample
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