What happens when you create a Visual Studio Project part 3: Manifest

This is a follow on blog to two previous blog posts: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/07/14/what-happens-when-you-create-a-visual-studio-project-part-1.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devschool/archive/2011/07/15/what-happens-when-you-create-a-visual-studio-project-part-2-vshost-exe.aspx We have reviewed the projectname.vshost.exe file that is created in your “bin\debug” folder, and I supplied a link to the manifest file as well.  In this blog let’s take a look at the manifest blog: 1. The manifest file is an XAML…


What happens when you create a Visual Studio Project part 1

So you got Visual Studio on your system and created a few starter projects.  In this case you may be wondering what is in all of those folders and files generated by Visual Studio Project? What happens when you select Visual Studio New Project?  First thing you get a bunch of templates to choose from. …


Secure Deployment using ClickOnce

ClickOnce is a deployment technology that enables you to create self-updating Windows-based applications that can be installed and run with minimal user interaction.  So in that case security is critical. ClickOnce overcomes the following issues: Difficulties in updating applications. With Microsoft Windows Installer deployment, whenever an application is updated, the user can install an update,…


Encapsulation at Duff’s Beer brewery

Continuing from yesterday, we created an encapsulation like program, except everything was public.  Is that true encapsulation?         I copied this table from the URL below: http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorials/Lesson19.aspx Access Modifier Description (who can access) private Only members within the same type. (default for type members) protected Only derived types or members of the…


A quick review of Encapsulation using Duff’s Beer as an example

What is encapsulation? One thing it isn’t, but is similar to: Using dogs swimming in beer for flavoring.  In this case this would be the hiding of the fact that dogs are used to flavor Red-Tick beer, unlike Duff’s beer (the beer Homer Simpson loves) which uses the usual natural and manmade processes of beer…


Windows Phone Games: Exploring the State Management project, “Go To Definition”

  When you design games, especially for the phone, you will need to manage state, for instances, the user may want to halt a game, or they get a phone call and expect to come back to the game at the place they left it.  This is referred to by some people as “state” management,…


Data Structures: Creating Isolated Storage Files and Directories

  In how to use an isolated storage to store a list that can then be used when your project tombstones or you need to save information.  In this example, we will take a look at the file structure formed as well as why the file looks the way it does.  Isolated storage is the…