Demonstrates how to get a list of the folders in a user's library and how to let users add and remove folders from that list. This samples uses Windows.Storage.StorageLibrary.

The sample demonstrates these tasks:

  1. Add a folder to a library

    Uses StorageLibrary.GetLibraryAsync to get a specific library and StorageLibrary.RequestAddFolderAsync to display a file picker that the user can use to select a folder to add to the library.

  2. List the folders in a library

    Uses StorageLibrary.GetLibraryAsync to get a specific library and StorageLibrary.Folders to get a list of folders in the library.

  3. Remove a folder from a library

    Uses StorageLibrary.GetLibraryAsync to get a specific library and StorageLibrary.Folders to display a list of folders in the library so the user can select one to remove. Then uses StorageLibrary.RequestRemoveFolderAsync to remove the folder if the user approves.

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Related topics

Windows.Storage
Windows app samples

Operating system requirements

Client
Windows 8.1
Server
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 Visual Studio 2013 Solution (.sln) file.
  3. Press F7 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.