This 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 Windows.Storage.Pickers.Provider and Windows.Storage.Provider API.

The sample demonstrates these tasks:

  1. Provide files by integrating with the File Open Picker contract

    Uses the following API:

  2. Provide a save location by integrating with the File Save Picker contract

    Uses the following API:

  3. Provide real-time file updates by integrating with the Cached File Updater contract

    Uses the following API:

    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.

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To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.

Note  For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.

Related topics

Windows 8 app samples
Related samples
File picker sample
File access sample
File and folder thumbnail sample
App activate and suspend using WinJS sample
App activated, resume, and suspend using the WRL sample

Related technologies

Windows.Storage.Pickers namespace, Windows.Storage.Pickers.Provider namespace

Operating system requirements

Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 R2

Build the sample

  1. Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
  2. Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F6 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.

Run the sample

To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.